Divorce Mediation allows separating and divorcing couples to meet in a less-stressful environment than a courtroom. A mediator is a trained and neutral party who will guide you and your soon-to-be ex through the process of reaching a fair agreement. Mediation is a smart plan helping couples to avoid the emotional toll and financial burden of divorce litigation, which is far more expensive and time-consuming than mediation.
Mediation helps couples to take control of planning their new lives. A mediator will facilitate the meetings, provide information about the legal system when requested, and help the couple to explore potential resolutions.
Although divorce can be an emotional and difficult time, mediation has shown historically to work and save couples time and money. For complicated cases, outside experts such as accountants, appraisers, financial planners may be consulted.
Before and during the mediation process, you have the right to consult with independent legal counsel. Both parties will meet with the mediator and after an agreement has been reached, the mediator will draft a Memorandum of Understanding. A drafting attorney will prepare the final documents for signature by a judge.
If you’re looking for a more peaceful and civil way to divorce, than mediation should be strongly considered.