A mediated divorce has many benefits. Primarily, it’s the non-adversarial process and the informality outside of the courtroom that my clients appreciate. The communication and the compromise is more effective in creating your own understanding and agreement in resolving many difficult issues. It is cost-effective and much quicker to resolve. This informational video is provided…

The mediation process is created by the mediator together with the parties. When discussing custody and parenting issues, from time to time spouses may ask that children participate in the mediation. However, it is often not in the best interests of the children to be involved in adult decisions in the mediation setting. It is…

Compared to litigation, mediation can be a speedy process. The time it takes to complete depends on the participants, their commitment to the process, and he complexity of the issues. Some couples can complete the process of mediation in 15 hours. Most sessions are between one to three hour increments, based on your availability. This…

Mediation is an atmosphere of respectful communication and cooperation. Generally, it is not productive to discuss misconduct of the other party in a mediation session. When there is a direct correlation to child or spousal support or equitable distribution, the subject may come up. This informational video is provided by Judith Goldberg an experienced Danbury,…

In a mediated divorce, you will be sitting down with your mediator, who is a facilitator, to help you communicate with the other party and negotiate a settlement. In a contested divorce there is no mutual agreement. Consequently, a judge will ultimately decide financial and parenting matters Even if your divorce starts out as a…

A mediator can design a format that includes meeting with both spouses together or caucusing with each of the parties separately and then coming together again – whatever works in your situation. It is dependent upon the level of cooperation and communication between the parties As a mediator, I will recommend what I think will…

Having your own attorney is not mandatory for mediation. It is entirely your own decision. A mediator does not give legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you see the counsel of an attorney as to your rights, entitlements, and obligations are under the law of the state. Meeting with an attorney allows you to…

Court documents will be started by your attorney or mediator once a court action has commenced Both parties will have to make two court appearances to file the necessary documents and to finalize the divorce A judge will review the separation agreement to make certain that it is fair and equitable for both parties and…

In mediation, the client makes the decision. The mediator is there to help you communicate, weigh your options, reach an understanding, and craft an agreement for your family How your children will be parented, who will make educational decisions in the future, timing and transportation for visitation, and holiday arrangements – you will make those…

A mediated divorce is a settlement achieved outside of the courthouse together with the mediator, another party, a neutral party, that works with the couple, usually in the mediator’s office, to facilitate an agreement. The purpose is to resolve all of the issues, and put that agreement in writing, and submit it to the court…

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