Divorce Mediation works because:
- It is non-confrontational and cooperative
- It requires only a small investment of energy, time and money
- There is no coercion
- It is fair to both parties
- It is impartial and nonjudgmental
- It results in an uncontested divorce
Divorce Mediation may not be a good option if any of the following apply:
- When physical or emotional abuse is present
- If there is an active restraining order or protective order in place
- If one spouse is unable to fully participate in the process and advocate for themselves
What Divorce Mediation Entails
Divorce mediation is conducted in a private office setting where you meet for hourly sessions with your mediator. You will work together on an agreement that will satisfy the terms of the court where you plan to file for your divorce.
Once you decide to explore Divorce Mediation, the process is as follows:
- You begin with a no-charge initial phone consultation to determine if mediation is right for you. You and your mediator agree upon and schedule the first session via email. Hourly sessions will be scheduled and conducted where you will:
- Identify all issues that need discussion and resolution
- Work through one issue at a time, exploring options and solutions
- Use negotiation and compromise to achieve a workable agreement
- Prepare a draft of an agreement that covers parenting plans, finances, property division, and other issues specific to your situation
- Review and revise the draft agreement, including a review by your lawyers if one or both of you choose to do so
- Once your agreement is reached, finalized, and signed it can be incorporated into your settlement agreement which can then be presented to the court where the divorce petition was filed and reviewed by the presiding judge.
For a free consult, contact Toni Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 703-847-1768. All emails and calls will be held in the strictest confidence. This page is for information on our divorce mediation services and should not be construed as legal advice.