Ending a marriage is probably one of the most difficult, stressful and emotionally draining experiences one can go through. Negotiating a reasonable, amicable solution is in the best interest of your family, but may be hard to achieve on your own during a time of such heightened emotion and anxiety. A mediator is a neutral third party who can help navigate a very challenging process.
Compared to the traditional legal alternative, mediation is a very efficient way of reaching an agreement. In an adversarial situation, it may take months to get the first court date, and perhaps years to settle a dispute. In mediation, couples spend their time negotiating directly with one another. You choose how quickly you want to complete the process.
Choosing mediation over litigation saves money! The court process is expensive. Once you start you can only guess how much will need to spend to get resolution. Mediation is an alternative to the high cost of legal retainers and attorney fees. In our process the parties share the cost of one mediator, instead of each party paying a lawyer to negotiate or go to court for him or her.
A mediated settlement that addresses all parties' interests can often preserve a working relationship in ways that would not be possible in a “win lose” court ruling. If you want to maintain an amicable relationship with your spouse, mediation is a better alternative. The mediation process can also help find positive ways of maintaining connections with grandparents and other extended family members.
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We guide you through this challenging time and help you move forward to the next chapter of your lives. We have an in-depth appreciation of the complexities of a marriage breakdown and the difficulties you may face when your family unit is divided.