Divorce is just another stage in your life. You can step into this stage fighting and consequently spending money and creating a cycle of resistance from the other side, or you can go into this stage in a more creative way, through mediation.
Divorce Mediation is a process with steps, specific techniques, and tools. It consists of a series of sessions with a mediator to come to an agreement on all issues pertaining to a couple’s separation. It balances your needs and your rights. It is not about bullying or manipulating the other party. It is about finding a balance that will give you dignity during the divorce process while focusing on important aspects such as money, kids, grandkids, illness and death.
Unlike litigation, in Divorce Mediation the mediator will be in the same room at the same time with both parties. Conference calls and meetings are arranged for both parties to get their legal questions answered (we do not offer legal advice). If needed, we will provide the written case to a litigator lawyer, who provides us with a report on the predicted outcome if the case is to go to court.
Divorce Mediation finds creative ways to share assets and resolve conflict. In your initial consultation, we will determine if mediation is applicable to your situation. If so, we will work together to end the process with an agreement on the terms of separation, to be documented in a Memorandum of Understanding. A Separation Agreement, which will then be prepared and written by a lawyer of your choice, will include the applicable: Assets and debt, Bank accounts, Credit cards, Credit lines and loans, Spousal support, Child support, Parenting plan, Gifts before marriage, Inheritance, and Pensions. We can provide a list of lawyers at your request.