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What is divorce mediation

What is Divorce Mediation?

Are you in a rocky marriage that is about to end? If so, you are in the right place. When marriages come to an end, most couples find it challenging to agree on spousal support, property division, and custody arrangements. Such problems not only lead to complex and intensified disagreements, but they also make the entire divorce process stressful, slow, and expensive.

Instead of going through a contested courtroom divorce, which makes your private affairs public matters, AJC Law helps its clients sort out their differences through divorce mediation. Divorce mediation allows spouses to resolve disputes peacefully and civilly. The process is good for couples who wish to end their marriage in an amicable way, which is always better, especially with children involved. 

The Divorce Mediation Process

Divorce mediation is a simple process that seeks to provide long-lasting solutions. A mediator does not act as either of the couple’s representative. Instead, he plays the role of an impartial and unbiased third party whose responsibility is to help each spouse address their concerns and reach their objectives. A good mediator always explores creative solutions to meet the unique needs of each person and their family as a whole. 

What is Accomplished?

We conduct mediation sessions together, and conversations are collaborative. In the end, a “Separation Agreement” is drafted and signed off on by both spouses. It covers all aspects of a marital separation, including: 

  • Property division 
  • Child support 
  • Spousal support 
  • Custody 
  • Modifications post-divorce 

Of course, each relationship and mediation is unique, so we place great care and attention on each spouse’s concerns. 

The Advantages of Divorce Mediation 

Divorcing couples who choose to work with a mediation lawyer have the upper hand compared to those who don’t. Unlike courtroom divorce, which may drag on for months, most couples prefer divorce mediation because it saves their time and money.

Moreover, divorce mediation guarantees your privacy because all statements made by couples during divorce mediation are private, and confidentiality is assured, unlike divorces that go through public court proceedings. Anyone who attends public court sessions gets to know details about the divorce, such as financial statements. Divorce mediation is also a better option because couples have control over the terms of their divorce. In a courtroom divorce, the judge’s decision is final, and divorcing couples have to follow the judge’s orders. 

AJC Law prides itself on helping our clients work through their disagreements and coming to an agreement that works for both spouses. This is especially crucial to the spouses who have children because it helps them gain conflict resolution skills that come in handy when resolving future issues. If you have any questions about divorce mediation or want to retain our services, please call 201-664-0540 or go to www.schedulefreeconsult.com.