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 had a recent mediation that has caused me to consider how to address the future consequences that face a spouse who left the workforce for many years during the time of the marriage. In this case, the wife had taken on the role of primary caretaker of the couple’s children. As a result, she … [Continue..]
It’s almost cliché. And if this unrealistic expectation that “justice” will be served wasn’t so incredibly sad, it would almost be what my mother calls “tragic comedy." And yet, “I’ll see you in court” or “You’ll be hearing from my lawyer” are pretty incendiary words, spoken with naïve … [Continue..]
Often divorcing couples come to mediation having done some research or gotten advice from friends. Since this is usually their first divorce, they try to get as much information as they can, so they can be informed as they go through the mediation/divorce process. But this is very much like trying … [Continue..]