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Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

Updated: Oct 7, 2019


The end of a marriage is a difficult and confusing time. Decisions must made regarding finances, division of property, and debt. If you have children, you must determine child support and custody arrangements. The decisions you make during this time will affect you and your family for years to come.

A Mediator is neutral third party who works with you and your spouse to help you come to an agreement. All mediation sessions happen outside of court, where you are in control. Instead of leaving decisions about their family up to a Judge, many couples today choose to make these decisions with the help of a Mediator.

With an Attorney-Mediator you will create a divorce agreement that is best for your family. You will:

  • Create a parenting schedule that lets you parent in a meaningful way and helps your children thrive.

  • Design a budget to ensure your financial security.

  • Make the hard decisions about assets, debts, and family possessions without resorting to court.

  • File all required paperwork.

Imagine talking to your spouse about the tough issues without getting into a fight. Issues like money, parenting styles, respect, and plans for the future. With the help of your Mediator, you can address these conflict-laden subjects. With help you can talk directly to each other about your wishes and concerns and come to an agreement.

It is a common misconception that only couples who are in agreement can do mediation. In fact, it’s the high-conflict couple (and their children) that is best served by mediation! So if you want to protect your children, your sanity, and your wallet, consider mediation. It may be your best path through divorce.


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