Divorce Mediation—What and Why?
Divorce Mediation is a process that may be self-selected by a divorcing couple or mandated at a certain point during divorce proceedings by a court. The process is usually one that focuses on arriving at a mutually agreeable solution regarding children/dependents and assets and custody.
Mediation may be particularly useful because in general, it is:
- A viable alternative to litigation in divorce cases
- Client-driven as opposed to court-driven (even if court-ordered)
- Private and confidential
- Often significantly less expensive than alternative conflict resolution methods
- Less stressful—often significantly easier on children during a divorce
- Preserves the dignity of both partners
- A path towards creating a Settlement Agreement, which may be taken to the court and greatly reduces the court time in a divorce case
- Considers the benefits of the children/dependents as paramount in the decision-making process
- Often a significantly faster resolution to a divorce.
There are many issues that may be covered throughout the Divorce Mediation process including, Distribution of Property (assets/liabilities), Child Custody and Parenting Time, Child Support/Maintenance, Retirement, and Taxes.
Co-Parenting Solutions, LLC offers complete divorce mediation services. This includes full divorce mediation as well as court-ordered mediation for particular issues and self-selected mediation for difficult issues during a divorce process. When issues arise after a divorce, occasionally mediation services may be ordered by the family courts, or divorced families may decide to engage a mediator to help resolve conflicts or get past stumbling blocks; Co-Parenting Solutions, LLC can help with any of these situations.
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