An increasingly popular way to obtain a divorce in New York is through mediation. Many people want to avoid having to go to court for their divorce and want to maintain a level of control over the decisions that are made regarding their future. Mediation allows a couple to work together to decide the various factors that are necessary to complete a divorce. These can include the division of liabilities and assets, child custody, spousal support, child visitation, and more. Mediation requires couples to have a lot of communication with each other and work towards a common goal of finalizing the divorce that everyone can be at peace with.
Unfortunately, many couples who are getting divorced are not on good terms with each other. In some instances, they can’t even get through a conversation without arguing. When a couple wants a mediated divorce but they don’t get along with each other, it may be difficult to come to a quick resolution this way. If each spouse is willing to go into mediation sessions with an open mind, listen to the other spouse and put aside their differences for a little while, mediation is possible. You don’t have to like each other to work together, however, if the couple is just going to sit there and argue with no sign of coming to a resolution, mediation may not be the best option for them.
If you have questions about if mediation is right for you, contact an experienced mediator today.
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves Rockland and Westchester County with compassion and integrity. With over 30 years of experience guiding clients through matrimony law, she now focuses on helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need an effective and committed attorney, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.