Mediation can be a blessing when you are going through a divorce. It is a way to divide up your assets without going through the court system. However, in order for your divorce mediation to be successful, it is important that you understand the process. Below we will discuss how divorce mediation works.
Here is what you should expect if you end up going through mediation for your divorce.
First, both parties need to agree to go through mediation. If one of you doesn’t want to, you will have to go to court to hash out your divorce.
Once you start the process, you will likely to talk to a mediator over the phone. At this time, you can talk about your marriage and family. You will also have this time to talk about any background information that they need, as well as the issues that you are most worried about.
Then, you will have the first meeting. During this time, you and your spouse will get to meet the mediator in person. You may work together or be separated for this first meeting in order to get to the bottom of the divorce. The mediator uses this first meeting to get comfortable with both you and your spouse.
During this time, you may be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
After your first meeting, you will be able to come up with a schedule that works for both of you. You may want to come in weekly or monthly until you are able to divide everything up. It can take as long as you want, though the longer it takes, the more expensive it will be. For this reason, many like to get their issues resolved in just a few sessions.
In order for mediation to work, both parties have to want it. They have to be ready to go to meetings with the mediator to divide everything up. You can get it done quickly or it could last for months if you want it to.
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