Choose Divorce Mediation to achieve an amicable agreement
After starting with a lawyer, many of our clients find us. It is never too late to mediate.
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Most often it is not as much ‘not wanting’ to reach agreement but ‘knowing how’ to decide. A mediator can convey a fresh perspective. The mediator’s own experiences and knowledge can support the parties to explore alternatives that may not have previously considered.
Lawyers and Family Court can always come later if no progress is made in mediation. With Divorce mediation you pay-as-you-go, there is limited financial jeopardy in trying to use mediation even if you are skeptical. You could devote a few hundred dollars to find out a settlement is not in reach and end up in Family Court anyway. However, there is a greater likelihood that you will settle in mediation if you start. In that event, you may have saved yourself tens of thousands of dollars
I offer virtual divorce mediation services which can be conducted online so you don’t have to share the same space with your spouse.
After a comprehensive divorce mediation a separation agreement will be prepared. You will need a legal professional to review the separation agreement and confirm your understanding of the agreement by providing you with a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice. I will share with you a list of lawyers who will charge competitive fees to provide a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice without requiring a retainer
That’s not a problem as we provide online mediation services that couples use, even if they are within easy reach of our offices.
We can mediate across a whole range of divorce issues, but as we are financial experts, that’s the area in which we can add the most value.
No, my job as Divorce Mediator is to get you talking with your spouse so you can sort things out between you, not to offer my opinions. If you hire me as a Certified Divorce Financial Advisor instead of a Mediator, I will be able to recommend the best division of assets as well as the best childcare and spousal support solutions. If you hire me in this role, I will not work as your Mediator.
Start by gathering all your financial information. I can give you a list of things I’ll need if you email firstname.lastname@example.org Also, take time to think about what’s the most important result for you to get from your divorce settlement and what your partner might want. Draw up a list of areas you want to discuss during mediation, and be sure to enter into sessions with a determination to compromise over those things that don’t really matter that much. If your mediation is charged on an hourly basis, you don’t want to be wasting time arguing over trivialities. You may want to checkout my ebook How to Prepare for Separation and Divorce HERE
Usually, each party pays one-half of the cost of the mediation. However, there are also many cases in which one party agrees to pay all the cost or a higher percentage than the other. In some cases, one party pays for the mediation as cost occur, then gets reimbursed for one-half in the final property division.
We offer mediation with a flat-fees for document preparation and an affordable per hour rate for mediation. A comprehensive settlement will cost between $2000 and $7000 depending on the complexity of your case.