- In a mediated divorce both parties come together in good faith to cooperate and settle the concerns on their own terms and reach an agreement that both parties agree to. You have a say in how your marriage is going to end. Mediation helps avoid the worry of a traditional litigated divorce.
- Traditional Divorce can be emotionally and financially devastating and hurtful to those that are involved, especially the children. In a litigated divorce, the judge will decide the outcome of child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, property, finances and everything else a couple has built during their marriage. Both sides will argue their position, challenges that created the conflict will be brought up, secrets are exposed, tempers can flare, pain is inflicted, and someone wins, and someone loses!
- If you put aside strong emotions and cooperate you can manage the difficult issues of your separation with a calm and level head. It will pay off in the long run.
Modifications to Your Divorce
- Time can change things; children grow up, you move on with your life. It might be time to modify your divorce. The most common modifications are:
- spousal support
- child support
- child custody
- In most cases a petition to modify adivorce decree can be filed with your divorce court as soon as one year after the Divorce Decree.
CPS (Child Protective Services)
- Mediate between Parents, CPS, Casa, Grandparents, Guardians and Attorneys.
It’s always best to mediate so that everyone can have a say in what is best the Child/ren before a judge makes the final decision.
Wills and Probate
- Choose mediation at the time of estate planning, in order to resolve issues that might arise later.
- Mediation focuses on a joint effort with those involved and is often a good fit for probate cases.
- Mediation is particularly useful when claims are not simply legal disputes but involve ongoing relationships between the families and friends.
- Mediatable issues can arise in almost any kind of case in the probate jurisdiction:
- decedent’s estates
- disputes arising from trusts between trustee and beneficiary
- guardianships over minors or adults
- conservatorships/protective proceedings