What is divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation is a voluntary confidential process by which a trained divorce mediator facilitates a conversation with the parties involved. The purpose of the mediation is to establish a solution that you can both agree on. Generally, divorce mediation is a less costly process than litigation and clients have greater control over the time and money spent. See below for divorce mediation tips.

Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions does not provide any legal advice during the mediation process and always recommends that individuals engage an attorney for legal advice. We provide a list of recommended professionals. We offer divorce mediation in-person and online.

How does Great Lakes DFS differ from traditional mediation?

At Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions, we are financial experts in addition to being mediators. Depending on the level of support you are looking for, we can offer creative financial guidance, proper asset valuation, and financial forensics expertise. And you do not have to be local to get this level of specialization since all services are offered virtually upon request.



**Our fees only increase when we can save you more money!

We will give you advice on the smartest way to structure your settlement so that both of you get to keep more of your own money. Our pricing is transparent, flat-fee pricing based on the complexity of your finances.

Divorce Mediation Tips:

  • Choose carefully when selecting a mediator. Talk to your attorney and others you know who have gone through mediation and see who they recommend. Call and interview a few mediators and ask them about their experience.
  • Bring a list of topics that you want to address during the mediation. Not everything needs to be discussed or decided in the first session. However, it's still a good idea to list the topics and provide that list to the mediator so they can best guide the conversation.
  • Make a commitment to the divorce mediation process. This can be tricky but mediation sessions can be difficult and at times, it may feel like you are not making progress. However, if both parties are committed to the process, it does work. Keep in mind that sometimes one or both parties need time to process the decisions being made.

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