Families & Spouses

Let's face it. Family disputes and divorce are miserable experiences. If you have reached a point in your relationship where you need assistance in resolving conflict, or ending your marriage relationship, be smart by reaching out for help - not retaliation. Retaliation in the form of fighting your spouse or threatening your spouse with a lawyer may hurt your spouse, but it will also hurt you (maybe more than your spouse.)  

 

When you get divorced, the court requires that you address a number of issues in order to get what is called an "uncontested divorce." You want an uncontested divorce. You do not want a contested divorce. Don't box yourself into a corner where you are unable to avoid the acrimonious and expensive experience of a contested divorce. You will live to regret it - probably forever.

 

Through mediation, you can quickly learn how to navigate what must be done in order to get an uncontested divorce. You will be able to work out all of the details of your divorce during mediation and obtain a written agreement that you can submit to court. You will save anguish, avoid stress and keep your money for yourself and your family. Guaranteed.

 

The litigation process has wreaked havoc on divorcing spouses and their families for a very long time. Don't be an unwitting victim to a hostile and expensive divorce. Try mediation first. You have absolutely nothing to lose.

 

If you're not satisfied with the mediation process, you will have lost little time and little money and you and your spouse can still sue one another in divorce court.

We have a 97% success rate in working out complete agreements for divorcing spouses. Mediation is, without any doubt, your very best option. 

Q: What is mediation?

A: Mediation is assisted negotiation which the parties have voluntarily chosen. The discussion is confidential, allowing people to speak in an unguarded manner, without being concerned about being quoted at a later date. This allows a flexibility in the negotiation process which conflict usually removes. The parties in the mediation self-determine the outcome. What does this mean? You select the process and you are in charge of the outcome.

 

Q: How does mediation work

in divorce cases?

 

A: Mediators seek to interrupt old and unproductive cycles of interaction. One of the mediator’s tasks is to ensure that each person at the table has a full voice and is heard. They pay attention to the comfort level of the participants, providing what is needed for people to be at their best as negotiators. They work to focus the discussion by asking questions and summarizing key points, identifying the issues, framing them carefully. They manage the issues and attend to sequence, timing and development. They carefully conduct a process without directing the outcome. 

Q: Are Online Mediation Sessions Available?

A: Yes. We provide both Online Mediation Services and On-site Mediation Services. The benefits of holding mediation sessions online include (1) the elimination of travel time and travel costs for all attendees; and (2) participation from a comfortable location, which often lessens anxiety.

 

Q. What should you expect from a mediator?

 

A: A mediator should act in a way which doesn’t leave anyone with a perception of bias or unequal attention or treatment. Participants should feel no coercion from the mediator. A mediator should be competent to conduct a process where people can feel comfortable discussing difficult issues which concern them. The mediator should be knowledgeable about relevant law, regulations and requirements. 

 

Q: When should mediation be requested?

 

A: Consider seeking mediation as early in your process of separation as possible. It will not be concluded in a day, so there is time to work out all of the details to the mutual satisfaction of you and your spouse. Hiring a mediator brings a neutral but knowledgeable professional to assist in considering many options spouses often do not even realize they have when working out the terms of their divorce.