Mediation is becoming a popular way to settle the issues necessary to end a marriage and avoid the downside of litigation. When a couple can come together to constructively negotiate issues that would be otherwise decided by a judge, the whole family benefits. The process lessens the impact on children, the outcome is easier to bear, and the couple and court save time and money. For those who are interested in the process of mediation, you may have some questions about the process and the role of the mediator. If you need an experienced mediator or an attorney to review your Separation Agreement or Settlement Agreement before you sign, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger. She has served Rockland and Westchester County families for over 30 years. Her Mediation and Collaborative Divorce practice offer clients compassionate guidance and an effective experience.
When a couple decides to end a marriage, they have a few options. They can agree to terms outside of court or spend an overwhelming amount of money and time fighting the issue in front of a judge. Mediation has become an increasingly popular method to end a marriage. People realize the devastating impact of an emotional court case on the family, especially the children. Mediation can resolve a variety of issues, including child support, child custody, alimony, property distribution, relocation, and more.
Divorce is challenging and difficult experience on a number of fronts. The frustrations associated with the traditional divorce process are often times further exacerbated when one or both spouses choose to litigate the separation in the courtroom. Beyond costly fees, lengthy litigation, and limited input, choosing to litigate your divorce in the courtroom often times results in a judge ordered decision that neither parties envisioned. Mediation, however, puts the divorce process in your hands and reflects what you and your spouse have determined is the best for you and your family moving forward.
If you are considering engaging in the process of mediation to divorce your spouse or resolve family law issues in an efficient manner, you may have questions about the role of the mediator. Mediation is a way for parties to save time and money spent on a trial and agree to terms outside of court. The mediator is hired to guide parties towards an amicable conclusion. With everyone’s interests in mind, the mediator facilitates a meeting focused on reaching a common goal.