Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Mediation
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce Mediation is a process by which you and your spouse, with the assistance of a third-party (the divorce mediator), engage in negotiations to resolve your differences. The divorce mediator’s role is to facilitate discussions between you with the goal of reaching an ultimate resolution that is amicable to both of you.
Is Divorce Mediation Confidential?
Yes. Divorce Mediation allows you to divorce or separate in a humane, confidential and dignified manner without dragging your issues, and especially your children, into court.
Why is Divorce Mediation so Successful?
Divorce Mediation is a successful option for families faced with divorce because it enables you to participate in the process. Mediation focuses on family and relationships rather than money and visitation time (which will be referred to as co-parenting time in the mediation sessions). The divorce mediator’s focus is on how to rebuild the foundation for a strong family bond, rather than breaking it up through divorce proceedings in court.
Communication is Important for your Children
While co-parenting time and child support are very important matters to be resolved in a divorce, it is equally important for parents to be able to communicate effectively following the divorce or separation. After your divorce or separation, you will still have a relationship and need to communicate with your former spouse with regard to your children. Divorce Mediation, unlike litigation (the process of going to court), promotes discussion and maintaining your relationships. It gives each of you a voice in the discussion so that your individual interests are considered in the resolution.
Divorce Mediation is a Win-Win for Both Parties.
Divorce Mediation is an attractive option over litigated divorce because it can provide a quick resolution, allowing you and your spouse to voluntarily reach an agreement that leaves both of you feeling that you have “won” something. At the same time, it is a cost effective alternative to court proceedings. Divorce Mediation is an art that requires not only knowledge of the law, but also an understanding of human behavior.
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