The Mediation Process

Mediation is a process that is designed to assist people in the process of divorce voluntarily resolve their disputes.

∼ THE PROCESS ∼

  1.   We meet in a comfortable setting to see if there is “Chemistry”       between YOU, your SPOUSE and myself, the MEDIATOR.
  2.   When WE decide to go forward, WE complete “An Agreement to   Mediate”    agreement-to-mediate-family2016-05-03
  3.   I will provide you with Financials and “Mediation Homework” to   fill out so that I can have your personal information to work with.
  4.   Mediation Homework
  5.   I educate you to the Current Divorce Law.
  6.   I educate you about the Parenting Plan if children are involved.
  7.   You and your Spouse sign up and take the Parenting Class  required if there are children involved.  (Must be taken BEFORE  a Judge approves your divorce.)
  8.   You educate ME as to any and all issues to be resolved.
  9.   We get agreement on all issues.
  10.   I Draft a “Memorandum of Understanding”
  11.   You have an Attorney review the MOU and turn it into a  “Separation Agreement”.  If you do not have an attorney, I can    recommend one for you.
  12.   I will provide you with the additional Court Forms necessary to    give to the Court.
  13.   You fill out the forms.
  14.   You turn the forms into the Court of  Jurisdiction.
  15.   The Court will assign a date and time for a hearing.
  16.   A Judge approves your Divorce.
  17.   In 90 days from the Hearing, Your Divorce becomes Final.

∼ MORE ABOUT MEDIATION ∼

• Mediation assists you and your spouse to develop a plan on how to parent and how to resolve financial issues.

• What emerges from successful mediation is a plan that is formulated by YOU, the parties – and not imposed upon you by a court.

• It is a process that is entirely voluntarily where the YOU are in control of YOUR divorce with the goal of a peaceful outcome.

• One of the benefits of mediation is the avoidance of a far more destructive, expensive and lengthy process – a lawsuit.

• Mediation can take place before a lawsuit or divorce complaint is filed, or after a filing.

• If the mediation is successful, the dispute can usually be finalized within a matter of weeks, not the years it can frequently take to have the case resolved in court.

• Courts  suggest mediation in an effort to avoid the time and expense of litigation.

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