Divorce Mediation is an alternative to a Contested or Uncontested Divorce. In Divorce Mediation, you and your spouse have not reached an agreement on many, if any, of the issues of your divorce, but you’re willing to work on them. In this case, you both will hire one Divorce Mediator for the two of you. Your divorce mediator will serve as a neutral third-party to guide you through your Settlement Agreement and help you finalize your divorce. You and your spouse will lead the conversation and will be the ones to ultimately settle all issues in your divorce.
You Must Be Able to Communicate with Your Spouse
In order to have a successful Divorce Mediation, you and your spouse must be able to properly and openly communicate. You must be able to speak respectfully to each other and effectively communicate your wishes. It is very important that both you and your spouse have clear goals in mind. It is also very important that you and your spouse be willing to compromise and cooperate. Your divorce mediator, as a neutral third-party, cannot make a final decision for you and your spouse but will help you and your spouse to make your own decisions.
Mediation Is the Most Efficient Method of Divorce
While divorce mediation is one of the most efficient methods of resolving your Long Island Divorce, it is also very important that you and your spouse make the appropriate time commitment to your Divorce Mediation. In a Divorce Mediation, you will sit with your divorce mediator for as many sessions as it takes (it could be as little as one session, or as many as five or six, depending upon the number of issues to be resolved and how quickly you can resolve them) to reach an agreement you both are satisfied with. There are no belabored Court Conferences and drawn out Trials. As such, you and your spouse need to ensure that you both have the time to sit down with your divorce mediator and put the work in. You need to be willing to have productive meetings and make real progress when you discuss your Divorce with your Mediator. He or she will be able to guide your discussions and ensure that you both stay on topic. It is best that you and your spouse have ample time to sit and discuss the issues important to your Divorce Mediation, as being in a rush to get through your mediation session will not produce the best results.
Divorce Mediation Is Least Stressful & Most Cost-Effective
Divorce Mediation is also the least stressful and most cost-effective way to get divorced on Long Island. It is a straightforward process that ensures you and your spouse can move forward quickly. When you and your spouse can settle your divorce in an amicable and respectful way through effective communication, chances are you will have a much better relationship with your spouse post-divorce as well. This is critical if you have children together. A divorce can be a very tumultuous time for children and to have parents that are able to effectively co-parent after a divorce is invaluable. Divorce Mediation is the first step toward this goal of cooperative co-parenting.
Divorce Mediator Will File All Legal Divorce Papers
When you and your spouse have reached a final agreement, your divorce mediator will draft your Stipulation of Settlement. This Stipulation will serve as your Divorce Agreement and will help guide you through your post-divorce life. Your Stipulation will contain all the provisions of the agreement you reached with your spouse during your Divorce Mediation. This will be filed with the appropriate County Clerk, along with your Submission Packet. The Submission Packet will also be prepared and submitted by your divorce mediator. Having a Long Island Divorce Attorney’s Office prepare these documents will additionally streamline your Divorce Mediation process, helping you to achieve the post-divorce life you want, without breaking the bank or over-burdening your emotions.
Contact Us When You’re Ready for Divorce Mediation
To learn more about Divorce Mediation on Long Island and how it can save you time, money and stress, visit this page: How Divorce Mediation Works and its Benefits for Families in Nassau, Suffolk, Long Island. When you are ready to sit down with an experienced Long Island Divorce Mediator, call 631-923-1910 to set up your free consultation.
“We were looking for a divorce that was as economical and fast as possible. Robert Hornberger gave us exactly what we wanted. He conducted himself professionally at all times. He didn’t waste any time. He made the process easy and skillfully guided us through any disagreements. He saw us in the evening so we didn’t have to miss work. I have never been to court and he was very thorough with his instructions about what to do so all would run smoothly. Everything did go smoothly. I highly recommend Robert as your mediator.”
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