What Is Mediation?

• It's a Pro-Family Approach to
Dissolving Your Marriage
• Balances Power Struggles
• Gives the Couple Final Say
In Their Own Affairs
• Provides for Informed Choices
• Distributes Assets Equitably
• Reduces the Trauma which Is involved with the Adversarial Process
• Spares the Children from
Parental Haggling
• Supports Shared Parenting
• Assets are preserved for Divorcing Couple and Not Their Lawyers
• Saves Time and Money
• Creates Lasting Agreements

We Don’t Talk

My spouse and I don't even talk to each other. How can we mediate?

All that is required is a willingness to look for a fair way to settle the issues that must be decided. You don’t have to be best friends to mediate. Many people find that mediation helps them to communicate better, especially if there are children involved.

When conflicts arise, the mediator is well trained to help you arrive at a workable settlement. Once an agreement has been reached on all relevant issues, the mediator drafts the Memorandum of Understanding for you and your lawyer to review.

Should I Mediate My Divorce?

No one marries with the expectation that one-day they will divorce. When the couple decided to marry they are confidant that their marriage will last forever and that whatever problem they encounter can be worked out between the two of them. One of the partners does not wake up one day and decide that he or she wants a divorce.

This is a slow nagging occurrence on the part of the partner who wants out of the marriage. There have been many hints throughout the marriage that things were not going well and every one around them is aware of the problem except the individual who finally gets the ultimatum.