What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is an alternative to litigation that is used when both members of the marriage agree on issues such as parenting and splitting up the finances working toward a non-contested divorce.
If you and your spouse have agreed to amicably divorce, and you are hoping to get through the divorce process without the stress of paying high attorney fees; divorce mediation is a great option.
If finances are complicated, I may refer you to a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst), otherwise we can take care of these matters in my office.
Memorandum of Understanding
Once you have negotiated a fair and equitable settlement for both members I will provide you with a 'Memorandum of Understanding' that you can file at the family court in your area.
You can file with the court (“Pro Se” without an attorney), however; you are welcome to hire an attorney or paralegal to do this step for you.
Divorce mediation can set the stage for long term success in communication. You essentially design your own divorce decree, and if children are involved, you design your own parenting plan that works for your children. Both members of the relationship must be present at each session.
Sessions are 60 minutes.
Each session is $250.00 with a final session with review of printed Memorandum of Understanding is $300.00. You walk away with a fileable document for dissolution. Payment is due at time of services for each session.
*Number of Sessions are based upon how well the couple can work together to get to their final goal.
*Couples who are able to work together often take three to five sessions.
Often disagreements or changes may need to be discussed and agreed upon post-divorce. You may also utilize mediation for these circumstances as well.
Don't hesitate to call if you have further questions.
*Note, I will not be acting as your therapist or giving you advice during this process. I will act as a mediator to help you come up with fair and equitable terms for both members of the party.