Divorce Mediation is a process. It has steps, a specific technique, and tools. Mediation is one way to resolve a dispute or a conflict. It’s a smart way, in which verbal communication is important. If I evaluate that you are ready for mediation, then I can guarantee you that it will end with an agreement.
I strongly suggest that the divorcing couple tries to understand their rights and obligations as part of the process. I work with a non-confrontational lawyer and he is part of my team.
After a pre-mediation interview in which I explain the process in more detail, as well as the pros and cons, we start with the sessions. It usually takes about ten sessions until an agreement is reached. A parenting plan may take only five sessions.
In the mediation sessions, we will set up some rules for mediation, some rules for communication and we will set up what I call an agenda. This agenda includes the common points to be mediated. The presence of a Senior Certified Mediator such as myself, plus the proper environment which facilitates the communication. In addition I do apply some specific communication techniques to this puzzle.
The process usually takes ten sessions, one with each person and 8 sessions together. In the individual sessions, I will help the client to recognize what is important, why it is important, how to present this issue to negotiate appropriately, and what if?
Sometimes I request an additional individual session. Sometimes I refer one of the parties or both to visit a non-confrontational divorce lawyer and, if needed, a financial planner or an accountant.
The final goal is to have an agreement that the ex-couple can leave with. The couple will have an agreement that will be reviewed and finalized by a family lawyer.
I manage and help with the divorce process from A to Z.