Mediation is a faster, cheaper, more convenient way for couples who are splitting to handle conflict during their divorce. When it comes to separation, there are many things you both need to consider. There’s custody, child support, and other financial issues that need to be discussed. Since you are getting a divorce, finances will need to be split or otherwise arranged. It is important that you speak about these things during mediation so that you can get through the process more easily in an already stressful event.
If you and your spouse are able to communicate, mediation can be a peaceful way to come to an agreement and settle any disputes. A skilled, experienced meditator will be able to help you and your spouse find the happy medium that you both want and need.
In post-judgment mediation, you and your ex-spouse-to-be will need to attend all mediation sessions which involve structured discussions guided by a mediator. Both parties will be given the opportunity to speak without interruption in order for each person to be able to describe their view and issues upfront. The mediator will then provide insight and legal clarification to help spouses come toward an agreement. If you and your spouse can reach a resolution, your mediator will draft up a revised order. You will have to then submit the memo to court for the legal or financial counsel to review.
Your lawyer will check to make sure that the revised order is in your best interests and for that of any children involved. They will also check to make sure that the memo is legally enforceable. You will then have to wait for the memo to be approved so that you can finalize the prepared final order along with all your associated legal documents to file by the divorce mediator. The order will be submitted to the court for review and approval which usually happens as long as all family lawyers agree that there is a practical, appropriate change. When all documents have been finalized and your file modification orders have been sent, everything has been approved, and you are moving forward, your divorce will be finalized.
Keep the family lawyers
Even if both you and your spouse decided to go private mediation, we still recommend working with a family law attorney from your dispute continuously. You don’t want to end up in a situation where after your mediation has been finalized after all the sweat and tears put into negotiating with your spouse, you present the memo to your family lawyer just for it to be rejected because it is not in your or your children’s best interest. Your memo may end up not being legally enforceable as well. In such a case, you will need to start over again back at square one. This will mean more money, time, and stress spent on your divorce, which means more stress or your family as well.
Divorce is a stressful time. Don’t make it any more stressful by hiring someone who isn’t qualified to give you legitimate legal counsel. By working with a licensed, experienced family law attorney and approaching the situation with an open mind, you will get through the process without too much of a hassle. You and your spouse may soon go your separate ways, but there’s no need to tear your hair out over the entire situation.
If you’re looking for family mediation in Connecticut, Judith Goldberg is your best option. Our experienced consultants can help you with any family legal matters that you need, so feel free to contact us today and see what we can do for you.