However, divorce mediation is not designed to reconcile a couple. Rather, the formal and guided structure of the divorce mediation process is built around the idea that separating from the life one has built with the spouse should be as painless and reasonable as possible. The family has probably already had enough emotional trauma and pain. The mediation process is a caring and healing environment in which both spouses can make the right decisions to protect the financial assets, children and each other from further trauma.
Once the decision has been made and both partners are interested in more information about divorce mediation, they can secure a free consultation, either alone or with their spouse. The trained mediator will evaluate each situation, at no cost. There will be an opportunity to decide if the mediator is a good fit in terms of process and personality, and the mediator is trained to determine if both spouses will be good candidates for a successful mediation. When couples decide to proceed with divorce mediation, they are generally able to complete the mediation process in two to three one and one half hour sessions. In general, the sessions are focused on detailing the issues that need to be resolved as a couple, such as child support, pension and retirement plans, costs to support mutually owned assets, and important items like insurance. Once the outline of topics is developed, the mediator helps the couple discuss the options, including general legal statutes which might impact the decisions that are made.
The mediator is not or may not be an attorney however, and does not dispense legal advice. The mediator will be experienced and well-versed in common legal elements that often impact divorcing couples, and can guide couples to legal resources that are mediation-friendly. In fact, the divorce mediation process does not, in itself, lead to a Declaration of Divorce from the courts. The process culminates in an agreement signed by the couple which is called a Memorandum of Understanding for Separation or Divorce, and it outlines the decisions made in the mediation sessions. Very few mediators are able to prepare a Memorandum that suits the courts as a legal document, but a few can prepare documents that are ready to be used as a final divorce or separation agreement.
This final remediation document will be reviewed and approved by the attorney filing the suit. If your mediator does offer the service of preparing a court-ready document, changes and alterations required by your attorney should be included in your mediator’s rate.
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Company Name: LI Divorce Mediation
Contact Person: Fred
Address:1019 Fort Salonga Road, Suite 101-104
State: New York
Country: United States