Family And Divorce Mediation
By choosing the divorce mediation process and looking for “the good divorce,” you are taking control of the tenor and the decisions that comprise your divorce. As your neutral mediators, it is our job to guide you through the necessary decisions with respect to parenting and finances, all the while respecting your autonomy to make your own best choices. We strive along the way to give you both the opportunity to be heard and understood and to hear the other’s perspective around each issue. This facilitated conversation provides a foundation for compromise and choices that should make sense to both of you as you contemplate how each of you will move forward.
For divorcing parents, mediation is a chance to reflect, discuss and then design schedules as well as parenting roles and responsibilities. This includes addressing your child(ren)’s needs as they develop and how you can optimize co-parenting. In an effort to make the agreement as durable as possible, we often address ways in which your parenting time and responsibilities may change over time, both as your child(ren) grow and mature and as your adult lives change.
Additionally, as we help you to bring understanding to this aspect of the negotiations, you may preserve a measure of your relationship, or begin a new manner of communication as cooperative parents. Many couples who mediate their divorce report an improved ability to parent together for the benefit of their child(ren), thereby avoiding the all too common dynamic of placing children in the middle of adult conflict.
Financially, divorcing couples face a myriad of decisions, from how to identify, value and distribute marital assets to how to provide financially for all the members of the family. This includes examining the family budget, considering spending priorities and needs, financial obligations, investments and savings, career options, to name a few. Each family is unique and we take you through the issues one by one, helping you gather and understand all the relevant information needed to make informed decisions.