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Is Divorce Mediation Right For You?

All it takes is agreement with your spouse to sit down and find a mutually beneficial solution.

Our experienced divorce mediator will guide, educate, and provide creative options to resolve your differences.

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Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Save Money

Mediation is a fraction of the cost of traditional litigation. By working things out collaboratively, you avoid an expensive and stressful legal battle in court.

Save Time

Avoid the frustration of unexpected court delays or the stress of court-imposed deadlines. With divorce mediation you set the pace, resulting in a process that you control.

Answers Now

Needs are addressed as they arise, not on the Court’s schedule.  Information is exchanged early in the process so you can get right to work coming up with the solution.

Protecting Children

Together, we design a parenting plan that works for your family. You determine your own child custody situation, not the Judge or social worker at the Court.

Privacy

Mediation is confidential and your personal issues are not aired in courtrooms and publicly accessible court files.

Determine Your Own Future

You and your spouse know your situation better than anyone. Mediation allows you to make decisions about your future. The Judge’s role is to accept your agreement instead of making decisions for you.

Creative Solutions

The solutions offered from the court simply don’t work for every family. Mediation allows you to consider the best options and solutions for your family.

Healthier Setting

Going to court is high stress. Mediation replaces the confrontation and escalation of litigation with cooperation and problem solving in a much more calm, supportive and lower stress setting.

Durability

An unhappy spouse in divorce litigation can keep coming back to try to change the outcome. In mediation couples are more accepting of the outcome as they have crafted it themselves.

Divorce vs. Mediation

The Divorce Attorney

The attorney’s role is to represent you and advocate for you through your divorce.  This pits one spouse against the other as each side seeks to convince the Judge to make decisions more favorable for each of them.  Decision making is at the mercy of the Court’s schedule and availability.

    The Divorce Mediator

    The mediator’s role is to aid you and your spouse in identifying the issues that must be resolved in the divorce. The mediator provides information and guidance that help you avoid going to court.

      • Working for one spouse
      • Gives legal advice
      • Time/Money spent with filings to convince Judge to make favorable decisions
      • Moving case forward reliant on Court availability
      • Decision making is shifted to attorneys and ultimately the Judge.
      • 2+ Year process to get divorced
      • Works for both spouses
      • Educates on law and issues
      • All time focused on coming up
        with solutions.
      • Case moves at couple’s pace
      • All decisions are made by couple
      • Average 6 months start to finish

      The Divorce Attorney

      The attorney’s role is to represent you and advocate for you through your divorce.  This pits one spouse against the other as each side seeks to convince the Judge to make decisions more favorable for each of them.  Decision making is at the mercy of the Court’s schedule and availability.

        • Working for one spouse
        • Gives legal advice
        • Time/Money spent with filings to convince Judge to make favorable decisions
        • Moving case forward reliant on Court availability
        • Decision making is shifted to attorneys and ultimately the Judge.
        • 2+ Year process to get divorced

        The Divorce Mediator

        The mediator’s role is to aid you and your spouse in identifying the issues that must be resolved in the divorce. The mediator provides information and guidance that help you avoid going to court.

          • Works for both spouses
          • Educates on law and issues
          • All time focused on coming up with solutions.
          • Case moves at couple’s pace
          • All decisions are made by couple
          • Average 6 months start to finish

          Divorce Mediation Cost

          The average litigated divorce costs over $17,500 in attorneys fees per spouse and over $23,000 per spouse with children. Mediation starts at just $3,200 combined cost for the couple, over 85% less than traditional divorce litigation.

          What would an extra $15,000 look like to you when beginning the next chapter in your life?

          The Divorce Mediation Process

          Divorce can be complicated, but yours doesn’t have to be. We take care of all the heavy lifting and guide you every step of the way, making it streamlined and simple.

          Here’s how it works:

          We educate, equip, empower and guide you through the process of divorce by mediation.

          We take care of all the heavy lifting and paperwork to formalize your divorce, so you can focus on the things that are important to you as you move on to the next chapter of your life.

          You move on with your life with a final divorce decree that holds you each accountable for the divorce terms you fashioned.

          The Divorce Mediation Process

          Divorce can be complicated, but yours doesn’t have to be. We take care of all the heavy lifting and guide you every step of the way, making it streamlined and simple.

          Here’s how it works:

          We educate, equip, empower and guide you through the process of divorce by mediation.

          We take care of all the heavy lifting and paperwork to formalize your divorce, so you can focus on the things that are important to you as you move on to the next chapter of your life.

          You move on with your life with a final divorce decree that holds you each accountable for the divorce terms you fashioned.

          How to prepare for divorce mediation

          Divorce is an important decision. Make sure it is the right one by first attempting to get help with fixing any challenges in your marriage. Repairing your marriage can be the best solution.

          Compare the differences between divorce mediation and divorce litigation and make the best decision for you.

          Gather and identify documents to exchange with your spouse to confirm your assets, debts, income and expenses.  It is helpful to know what you have and what you might need from your spouse.
          Consider how you might like to share time with your children.  The mediator will give input but it is helpful to have put some thought into it beforehand.
          Consider any immediate needs you have so they might be discussed and resolved at your first session.
          Find ways to relax.  Divorce is an emotional time and finding ways to relax and release stress can help you in maintaining a healthy approach.

          Divorce Mediation Checklist

          The more prepared you are as you begin the mediation process, the more efficient and cost effective the process will be. Here are some examples of the paperwork you can gather in advance:

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          Family Home: Mortgage statement, any valuations, formal or informal

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          Bank accounts: Bank statements for each account

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          Vehicles: make, model, miles and blue book values

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          Retirement: Statements, Plan Descriptions

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          Debt: Credit card statements, loan statements

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          Income: Paystubs and last 2 years of tax returns

          Divorce Mediation Checklist

          The more prepared you are as you begin the mediation process, the more efficient and cost effective the process will be. Here are some examples of the paperwork you can gather in advance:

          Z

          Family Home: Mortgage statement, any valuations, formal or informal

          Z

          Bank accounts: Bank statements for each account

          Z

          Vehicles: make, model, miles and blue book values

          Z

          Retirement: Statements, Plan Descriptions

          Z

          Debt: Credit card statements, loan statements

          Z

          Income: Paystubs and last 2 years of tax returns