Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation is a viable alternative for couples who have decided to terminate their marriage but want to do so in a collaborative rather than adversarial way. It is far less expensive than negotiations in which each side is represented by an attorney.

A divorce mediator is impartial. His or her job is to guide the couple through the often complex issues of divorce to achieve a fair settlement. Here is a sample of some of the matters that would be resolved:

  • Equitable distribution of assets such as sale of a home, other real estate holdings, stock portfolios, etc
  • Equitable distribution of credit card debts, loans, mortgages. etc.
  • Childcare issues such as parenting schedules, school tuition, medical bills, etc.
  • Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Medical Insurance
  • Pensions and IRA’s
  • Personal property
  • Taxes and tax credits

Once the couple agrees that all matters have been resolved to their satisfaction, I will write up a stipulation of settlement. Each party can then have a lawyer vet this document if they so choose, and changes can be made at that time.  The final settlement agreement will be given to a neutral attorney who will craft it into a document that will be filed with the court.