What is Mediation?
Mediation is a process that allows a couple who wishes to pursue a divorce to take important matters into their own hands outside the courtroom. Through the mediation process, both spouses with or without an attorney can work with each other to negotiate the terms of their divorce. This includes major issues like property division, alimony and child support payments, and even child custody and parenting terms. Mediation can be very beneficial to people who are divorcing as well as to those who have long been divorced but who find themselves in a dispute in their post-divorce relationship. Mediation is often done with the help of a mediator, a neutral third party who facilitates meetings and negotiations enabling people to retain their decision-making power and keeps the discussions progressing until a solution can be found.
Many people who are entering into a divorce are not looking for painful litigation; however, unfortunately for many, this is exactly what they find themselves facing. Are you entering into a divorce but are looking for a gentler approach? There are options and alternatives that are available to you!
The divorce mediation process is much simpler, and can save time and money for the divorcing parties.
Divorce mediation is a process that empowers you to make decisions for what is best for your family. As a mediator I do not and cannot give any advice- legal, financial or psychological.
Divorce is emotionally overwhelming! Evidence-based research suggests when parents have high stress and conflict it impacts children’s mental and emotional health leading to more anxiety and depression.
If you have decided divorce is the best option for your family, let me help YOU make decisions for the future of your family.
Here are just a few of the benefits of mediated divorce:
- Faster conclusions: Mediated divorces can be completed in a much shorter time than one that’s battled out through courtroom hearings and sessions.
- Better solutions: By removing the uncertainty of a judge’s rulings from the process, you and your spouse will both likely come to terms that better fit your life now and in the future.
- Lower costs: Mediation eliminates the need for costly court sessions as well as cuts down on the amount of time to complete your case, both of which can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the cost of your divorce.
- Less stress: Working together with your spouse rather than against each other often leads to less stress throughout the process and less harbored resentment when the process is complete, which means for a much happier post-marriage life and relationship.
Ms. Thompson recognizes what is on the line with divorce and post-divorce, she is prepared to help you by exploring all possible options.
Is Mediation Right for Me?
Mediation isn’t for everyone. For one, if you and your spouse are on bad terms and can’t work together with each other, then mediation will likely get you nowhere. Mediation requires willingness to work together, which means you’ll need to be comfortable with negotiating and being willing to make concessions in some matters. While it’s natural to run into snags or points of contention, you must be willing to put forth a genuine effort to work together with your spouse in order to overcome them. However, if you can work with each other successfully, mediation can help you find a faster and more successful agreement to obtain your divorce.
Rates: $225.00/hour, divisible between parties. 2 hour retainer is required, payable at least 1 week prior to the date of the mediation.
Cancellation Policy: No fee for cancellation, up to 48 hours before scheduled time