Divorce mediation is increasingly well known and becoming widely accepted in all parts of the country. At C.E.L. and Associates, you and your spouse sit down in the same room with a neutral mediator. With the help of your mediator, you would work through all the issues you need to resolve allowing the two of you can work through your divorce.
Although there certainly are several different styles of mediation, there are several things you can depend on no matter what style your mediator uses. Mediation is flexible and confidential. It gives you and your spouse a way to settle the conflict between you in a way that helps you to work together as parents after your divorce.
The mediator remains neutral between the husband and the wife. That means the mediator can’t give advice to either party, and also can’t act as a lawyer for either party.
In open session, what the mediator can do is to point out facts and information that each spouse should be aware of in order to facilitate what they’re trying to accomplish. That open and free exchange of information empowers both spouses to negotiate with each other in confidence. Because the spouses are working with the same base of information, it usually takes far less time to negotiate a resolution that makes sense.
Mediation is voluntary. You or your spouse can withdraw from mediation at any time. However, it is far less stressful than putting your future in the hands of the legal system.
ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED
- Distribution of Property (Assets and Liabilities)
- Child Custody and Parenting Time
- Child Support/Maintenance
- Retirement Accounts