Divorce mediation is a great alternative to fighting battles in court with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. Going through a court battle can take years. It can also cost a lot of money. The cost for divorce mediation can be as much as ten times less than a court fight. Mediation makes the entire process much easier and less expensive. Divorce mediation keeps the parties in control. If they go through the court system, a judge, who does not know the details of the case, will be making decisions which may not be in the best interest of the parties. As a divorce mediator, I can help keep parties calm, so that they can get through the negotiations with one another. I can ensure that all parties are heard and understood. I use several communication tools to help parties get to an understanding without heightened emotions.
Many individuals and couples approaching divorce consider divorce mediation vs lawyer scenarios. In truth, I work with many attorneys during the key phase of negotiation so that we can avoid court fights. In some situations, my divorce mediation services are used at the outset and the attorney simply writes up and files the final marital settlement agreement.
Finally, my experience with divorce mediation has enabled me to build relationships with a great team of divorce experts, including family law attorneys, CPAs, Certified Financial Divorce Analysts, financial advisors or coaches, therapists and estate planning attorneys, to whom I can refer you.