The couple meets together with an experienced, specially trained, neutral mediator, familiar with the divorce process. With the help of the mediator, the couple identifies the issues that must be addressed and resolved in order to reach agreement for court approval.
The topics, may include division or disposition of the marital home, division of personal assets and liabilities, as well as issue related to children. During confidential sessions in the mediator’s office, the parties reach agreement.
The parties’ agreement is reduced to writing and all necessary divorce papers are filed with court. Then the parties attend court for final approval of the divorce.
There are many advantages to divorce mediation, but the most obvious are Four C’s:
Control – The pace of the process is up to the parties. There are no deadlines or absolutes.
Confidential – No one, other than the parties, needs to know about the divorce process.
Civil – While emotions can be high, mediation encourages civil discussion between the parties about difficult matters.
Cost-effective – Mediation is almost always less expensive than an adversarial divorce, usually much less expensive.