Divorce Mediation: What To Expect
Divorce mediation helps people resolve the most intractable disputes, however, there are some things you should expect if deciding to go through a mediation. Family law matters such as divorce can be incredibly difficult to resolve. Both parties are feeling a lot of emotions and have different perspectives as to a “fair” outcome.
Creating effective resolutions can often be best achieved by finding common ground rather than fighting each other. Of course, that’s difficult for a divorcing couple to do without a skilled individual managing the conversation. Divorce mediation is a well-suited tool for the needs of people facing family law issues. Working with an experienced divorce mediator can help you create the most direct path to securing a divorce resolution.
You can expect that divorce mediation will cost less and save you time instead of a traditional divorce, as well as keeping the decision-making power in your hands rather than ceding that power to a judge. Reducing stress is another key advantage to mediation.
Divorce mediation can happen at any time within the divorce process, even if your case has been filed and your lawyers or judge refer you to a mediator. During the mediation process you will meet with your mediator to discuss the financial aspects of the divorce, what expectations and needs both parties need addressed, and if children are involved, what the parenting plan would look like going forward. Parties will then negotiate an acceptable settlement, and then finally a formal settlement agreement will be filed with the court.
For more than 40 years, I have been helping people working through the most difficult family matters and know the good that the mediation process can do. I have the experience necessary as a mediator to be able to help you effectively work through the challenges that stand between you and the resolution that will be suit your individual situation.
If you are in the Kansas City are and believe divorce mediation is the best option for you and your family, contact me today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at (816) 533-5152 with any questions you have regarding the mediation process.