Usually when a couple decides to divorce, they go to separate attorneys to draw up the divorce agreement, each hoping to get the best settlement deal that they can. However, soon the legal bills from both attorneys start to mount up as well as the stress levels of the whole family. It is well documented that children and parents often suffer long-term adverse effects of an acrimonious and lengthy divorce.
Mediation provides the couple with the opportunity to negotiate the settlement, parenting, and maintenance plans in total privacy in a setting that promotes and preserves the parenting relationship, which must remain intact and healthy, once the marital relationship has ended. Mediation assists in removing the painful win-lose atmosphere that is often created in adversarial divorces and creates an environment where people have more power over the process and the outcome of mutual decisions made. I assist them in making all the relevant decisions regarding their divorce agreement, parenting and maintenance plans, which allows them to consult one attorney together to present the divorce to the courts, thereby reducing the costs and trauma of litigation on the family unit dramatically while preserving and maintaining the all important parental relationship going into the future.
Mediation is a more cost-effective, conciliatory, efficient and emotionally healthier alternative to litigation for the whole family. Please e-mail me for a more detailed brochure on divorce mediation to ensure that you are making an informed and healthy choice regarding your next step on the pathway of divorce.