You've decided to get a divorce.
What's Next ?
Navigating issues throughout a divorce proceeding can be a challenging task for anyone. But along with all the benefits there are when using the mediation process, these challenges can be overcome with the assistance of a divorce mediator, regardless of the complexities.
There are major strategies for success in negotiating through the mediation process. Compromise and collaboration will lead to settlement negotiations where parties discuss the elements of an agreement, to resolve all disputes outside of court. Compromise is a must when you are in a relationship where you truly value equality in the outcome,
Divorce Mediation is an alternative to the traditional costly, combative litigation process. Through divorce mediation, the mediator meets with the spouses separately, and helps work through all the marital and personal issues such as division of your assets, support, and matters concerning the children. Finally, the resolution of all these issues culminates in a mediated agreement, which you have had full control over, and which will affect the years going forward. From there, the Mediator can help you file for an inexpensive, joint application for divorce.
The mediator will remain neutral and help negotiate your fair and equitable settlement. Both parties must go into the mediation process voluntarily and both will maintain control over how the final agreement is made. The process is designed to ensure a safe environment and level playing field during the settlement process.
Mediation provides management of the process by mitigating conflict. It allows you to maintain the control, direction, and ownership of your divorce process, thus limiting overall costs such as excessive legal fees. The goal is to help couples work through their separation and divorce amicably, especially when children are involved.
Does a child have a voice in the mediation?
Do I require a lawyer ?
Will I need to attend court ?
Can I file for divorce myself ?
Property, Pensions & Debts ?
Unfortunately, there may be times when due to difficult, protracted circumstances, the only choice is litigation. However, society has come to the realization that even in the most difficult of situations, considering the road to a Divorce Solution through mediation, could be the best choice.