Youíre Thinking of Separation or DivorceÖ..
you have decided to separate or divorce, mediation is the better alternative to
costly legal battles. Here are
answers to questions people often ask about divorce mediation.
Choose Divorce Mediation?
and divorce are among the most
painful and disruptive events and individual and family can experience. Tension quickly develops when divorce is contemplated.
The problems are both financial and emotional, deeply touching all
members of the family.
aims at reducing this tension, not increasing it.
With the help of the mediator, couples negotiate their own settlement and
learn the techniques for resolving future differences.
Mediation is for couples who want to retain control over the decisions
that affect their lives and donít want their children caught in the middle.
not or couples who already know how to cooperate.
Mediators show people how to work together productively in spite of their
mediation other professional services are sometimes needed.
The Center maintains a wide network of consultants including accountants,
lawyers, financial planners, career counselors, psychotherapists and child
Does Divorce Mediation Work?
Divorce Mediation, a specially trained mediator will help you and your spouse
work together to reach an agreement. Mediators
help couples separate their spousal role, which is ending, from their parental
role, which is continuing. Couples
learn to evaluate their present financial condition and to provide for their
future financial needs.
mediatorís help, agreements can be reached to handle both immediate and long
range concerns. The mediator will
focus on the relevant issues and help identify possible options.
You will actively participate in the negotiations leading to reasonable
solutions and a mutually satisfactory agreement that considers the needs of the
divorce mediatorís job is to help a couple arrive at a fair and satisfactory
settlement, with no winner or loser. The
mediator is not an advocate for either party and does not make any decisions.
Instead, the mediator helps the couple explore all the options and their
consequences. The mediator works to ensure that neither party gives away
too much, nor dominates the other. Even
though one party is more powerful or a better negotiator, the mediator helps
balance the power.
is also for couples who do not have children or whose children are grown.
I Need an Attorney?
mediation, an attorney case consultant will draft the legal agreement
which becomes a binding contract. Most
often each party then has the agreement reviewed by their own independent
attorney before signing it. The
agreement may then be used as the basis for an uncontested divorce.
Points are Decided?
Division of Property
Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)