What is Divorce Mediation?

What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce Mediation is a way to negotiate an out-of-court settlement in a divorce case. In divorce mediation, you and your spouse, together with your lawyers if you are represented, hire a neutral third party known as a mediator. The mediator’s role is to help you identify and resolve issues in your divorce. The mediator does not offer advice or make decisions; rather, they facilitate a conversation or series of conversations around settlement to help you and your spouse work out the resolution of your divorce issues. ...
Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce Mediation?

Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce Mediation?

“If I’m using divorce mediation, why do I need to hire a lawyer?” It’s a question we hear all the time. Can’t I just hire a mediator who is a lawyer as well? A majority of divorce mediators are also attorneys, but their role as a mediator is different than the role of a lawyer and vice versa. ...
10 Common Reasons That Cause Couples to Get a Divorce

10 Common Reasons That Cause Couples to Get a Divorce

It’s a fact that almost half of all first marriages in the US end in separation or divorce; the percentage is even higher for second and third marriages. People leave marriages for a variety of reasons. Knowing some of the most common reasons for divorce can help you understand why so many marriages fail so you can try to avoid the same pitfalls in your relationship. ...
Divorce Mediation Pros and Cons

Divorce Mediation Pros and Cons

Divorce mediation is a popular way to negotiate a settlement in a divorce case. In divorce mediation, you and your spouse, and lawyers for each of you if you are represented, hire a neutral third party, known as a mediator. They meet with you and help you to resolve issues in your divorce. The mediator does not make decisions but serves to help create a conversation around settlement as you and your spouse work out a resolution. ...