What Does A Divorce Mediator Do?

Mediation helps people resolve the most intractable disputes, and is an especially well-suited tool for the needs of people facing family law issues. Working with an experienced mediator can help you create the most direct path for securing the resolution you need to your divorce.

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A Divorce Mediator Helps Couples Resolve All Divorce Issues Outside Of The Court System

A divorce mediator is a professional who has been trained in alternative dispute resolution, and are often lawyers, judges and mental health professionals. The goal of the mediator is to keep a divorce from going to court, and providing an environment that reduces stress and conflict through the process.

Through mediation, a divorce mediator does not take sides. The mediator is strictly a neutral party who guides spouses through the mediation process in order to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. Likewise, a mediator cannot give legal advise to the parties, but will explain how the law applies to their situation.

There are some things to expect in a divorce mediation. The divorce mediator has both spouses state the initial opinions on beginning issues, in order to show both spouses that compromise will be necessary to make mediation work. The mediator will also guide spouses along in difficult discussions by asking questions about expectations in the mediation process and settlement.

A divorce mediator also shifts focus during mediation in order to keep spouses on track and working towards the common goal of resolution. They should be able to keep the atmosphere calm, and guide spouses amicably through difficult conversations regarding all their interests and needs.

For more than 40 years, I have helped people work through the most difficult family matters. I know the good that comes from the mediation process and have the experience as a mediator to be able to help you effectively work through the challenges that stand between you and the resolution that will best suit your individual situation.

If you are in the Kansas City area and looking for a divorce mediator, contact me, Hugh O’Donnell, today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at 816-533-5152 to discuss your divorce case in detail.