MEDIATION

If you are considering divorce, have child custody or support issues, or wanting a premarital agreement drafted, mediation is one option.

In a typical mediation, the parties come together voluntarily in an effort to find a resolution to their differences outside of the courtroom in a confidential setting.  There is no judge present to impose a decision or make a ruling.  Instead, I assist the parties as a neutral third party, facilitating their communication and guiding them to a resolution.  I cannot, nor do I make decisions for the parties.  I provide alternatives for how to resolve issues and empower the parties to reach their own resolution.  The goal is to reach a mutual understanding that addresses the needs and interests of both parties.

In a mediation, I will guide you through the entire process.  I will assist in identifying the issues, facilitate the gathering and voluntary exchange of documents and information, prepare the initial pleadings with the court which will commence the divorce or paternity action, provide insight into ways to accomplish your settlement goals, and draft your final agreement (Judgment).