One of the most important questions you face as you’re contemplating a divorce is where do you start?
As a divorce attorney with many years experience in litigation and other divorce alternatives (such as mediation), I have come to the conclusion that divorcing parties are often much better served through mediation.
Is mediation a good fit for you?
Mediation may be your best option if you want:
- To make good decisions and come to a lasting agreement that works for both parties.
- To be educated by a neutral professional about the divorce process and the issues involved.
- To resolve your divorce matters amicably and efficiently, rather than to spend time and money arguing through two attorneys, or turning your case over to a judge.
Mediation may not be your best option if:
- One or both parties is more interested in hurting the other party than in looking for a resolution that is fair to both parties.
- There are significant substance abuse or domestic violence issues.
- The parties are incapable of compromising or considering options that benefit both parties.
If you are interested in learning more about mediation and other alternatives to litigation, one option I offer is a neutral consultation with me and both parties to discuss the various ways (including but not limited to mediation) of approaching a divorce and assisting in identifying the best process to match your individual interests and needs.