One popular means of divorce in New York State is mediation, which is a method of alternative dispute resolution that allows couples to get a divorce without entering the courtroom and to work towards leaving the process in a better place than they started. A common question that those who are unfamiliar with mediated divorce often ask whether they have to go through the mediation process with their spouse or if they can do it separately. Of course, it all depends on the particular situation of each couple.
When some couples start the divorce process, they are in such a bad place that they can’t even stand to be in the same room as each other. In this situation, the couple may start getting the divorce with separate mediation sessions and then work towards being able to come together and mediate at the same time. Mediation may be best for people who are able to communicate effectively with one another. It is important that you and your spouse try to put aside your differences to work together on coming up with a divorce agreement that everyone can walk away feeling good about. Mediation allows each party to air their grievances, concerns, and ask the questions they need to come to a positive resolution.
If you and your spouse are considering divorce through mediation, speak with an experienced divorce attorney who can help you get started.
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.