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What Is Mediation?

Picture6Divorce can be traumatic. Too often, it’s emotionally and financially devastating. A traditional divorce can leave you exhausted, bitter and broke.  But your divorce doesn’t have to be that way. If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse mutually agree that your marriage is over and divorce is necessary, you should consider mediation. For many couples, it’s a faster, cheaper and less acrimonious way to make the big split.

 What Is Mediation?

  • In mediation, you and your spouse sit down with a neutral third person, called a “mediator,” to craft an agreement for ending your marriage. Your mediator will help you write the agreement, and then you’ll submit it to a court for approval.

Your goal is to determine:

  • How your property will be divided between the both of you.
  • How your debts will be divided and paid.
  • Who will have custody of your children and how you’ll share parenting responsibilities.
  • If child support or alimony will be paid, and if so, how much and for how long.

 Why Choose Mediation?

  • The benefit of mediation is that you and your spouse, not judges and lawyers, make the decisions.
  • Your aim is to reach an agreement that enables you both to go on with your lives, comfortably, after the divorce.

Mediation works best in situations when:

  • Both spouses want the divorce.
  • Neither spouse wants to “stick it to” the other spouse.
  • Both spouses want a good relationship after the divorce to share parenting responsibilities.

For a FREE consultation, call Sonya Adams, Court Approved Education Provider and Certified Non-Attorney Mediator.  You could save thousands of dollars.

When you’re All In Agreement: