Are both parties in agreement that they are ready to proceed with obtaining a divorce?
Are you and your spouse willing and able to have negotiable conversations about the fair and equitable division of your marital assets?
Are you wanting to be more financially conservative by staying out of costly and lengthy litigation?
Are both parties willing to be frank and open about their financial situation including assets, investments, liquid cash, etc.?
Are both parties willing and able to have a fair exchange of terms with regard to custody?
Are you and your spouse looking to have a say on the terms of your divorce without having matters being determined by a judge?
Spouses with active addiction or a history of domestic violence within their relationship are not a good fit for mediation.
Seeking the support of a Divorce Mediator allows the couple to make their own decisions in their divorce.
Mediation allows couples to stay out of court avoiding costly litigation, helps couples avoid communication breakdown, and reduces the chance of division of property, assets and custodial terms being decided by a judge.
There is a greater tendency in mediation for couples to walk away feeling as though they were able to retain or obtain what it is they wanted from the divorce while doing so on their own terms with far less discord amongst the parties.
Both parties must be present for mediation. The mediator will guide you through the issues required by the court to obtain an uncontested divorce.
The number of sessions depends on the complexity of your issues.
At the end of the negotiation period, the mediator will write a Memorandum of Understanding outlining everything that was agreed upon by the couple.