What is divorce mediation?
Divorce mediation is a voluntary settlement process used frequently and successfully by married couples who want to divorce, and by domestic partners who want to separate. Divorce mediation gives couples the option to plan their futures rationally, and in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. With the assistance of a trained divorce mediator, you can reach an agreement that is custom-made for your family, your finances and your future.
Divorce mediation is the preferred choice for couples and families facing separation and divorce because it provides a cost-saving means to reach agreements in a cooperative setting. At the same time, divorce mediation gives couples more control over the process and decision-making. As a result, communication between couples is better so resolutions take less time. Learn More »
I have often heard mediators say that they recommend that their clients each see a “mediation friendly” attorney for legal advice either during or after the mediation process. But I do not believe that sending them off to separate attorneys is a good idea, regardless of whether or not the attorney … [Continue..]
I was called in for a court-ordered mediation for a post-divorce couple, about to have a trial. Mother requested a custody change. This couple is very wealthy – a walking advertisement for the idea that having a lot of money is a disadvantage when you’re getting divorced. (Because you can get … [Continue..]
It may seem that marriage rates in America are down and more people are opting to live together rather than get married. But, things are not always as they appear. People are delaying marriage longer than ever (average age at first marriage is now about 27 for women and 29 for men), so, it might … [Continue..]