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 conversation is to establish mutually acceptable agreements. Generally, divorce mediation is a less costly process than litigation and clients have greater control over the time and money spent. 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.
Divorce Mediation Tips:
- When selecting a mediator, choose carefully. 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. Sometimes one or both parties need time to process the decisions being made.