Perhaps you knew your marriage was in trouble for quite some time before you ultimately decided to file for divorce. Then again, you might be one of many spouses who were caught off guard by infidelity or some other issue that caused irreparable damage in your relationship. No matter what happened, if you want to avoid confrontation and achieve an amicable settlement, divorce mediation might be a good option for you.
Especially if you and your spouse have children together, you must agree to a co-parenting plan and resolve numerous other issues before you can go your separate ways. However, you don’t necessarily have to go to court to do so. You can schedule meetings to negotiate terms of agreement then seek the court’s approval to finalize your divorce.
Mediation enables you to streamline the divorce process because you and your ex must agree ahead of time to focus on the agreed-upon topics and engage in peaceful discussion to resolve disagreements. It is not the time and place for rehashing all your marital problems. It is a means working together as a team to create a plan that keeps your children’s best interests in mind and provides for everyone’s needs as you each make a fresh start in life.
The Law Office of Edward S. Matisoff is committed to providing strong support in divorce mediation. You may schedule a consultation to learn more about the mediation process to determine if it is a good fit for your needs and settlement goals. If you enter mediation and find it isn’t working, your can convert your case to litigation at any time.