A litigated divorce can drag on for months or years, destroys relationships, humiliates both partners, and rarely produces a settlement that either party thinks fair. Instead of ceding authority to your attorney, in the mediation process you can maintain control over both the tenor and the content of your marriage’s dissolution.
During the mediation process, you will be guided through the issues that need to be resolved when a couple divorce. You will equitably divide up the marriage’s assets and debts, determine the children’s custody schedule, and arrange for child and spousal support. In the end, you will agree on and craft a formal marital settlement agreement which will be filed with the court.