Divorce mediation is becoming an increasingly well-known and widely accepted alternative to conventional divorce procedures. While there are several different styles of mediation, it is always a voluntary and confidential process designed to help couples work through their disputes and disagreements. Mediation is the least adversarial way to end a marriage. Couples are guided toward working out mutually fair and reasonable agreements on issues such as:
- Division of property
- Parenting arrangements
- Child support
A divorce mediator is a neutral party trained to assist couples in identifying issues, communicating, and moving forward toward a resolution. A lawyer can be present during mediation or can be used as an advisor between sessions. The goal is to reach agreements that work for both parties.