Elevated Mediation: Mental Health Professionals

Mental Health Professional talking with patient

When you find yourself getting ready to plunge yourself into a divorce, it’s hard to know which road to go down to get the best results, cost the least amount of money, time, and emotional turmoil for all involved.

And when you choose the collaborative divorce process, these three goals can be accomplished because couples agree to stay out of court and avoid litigation, which helps keep the family unit more intact rather than in tatters.

The collaborative process brings together an entire team of professionals, such as attorneys, divorce coaches, neutral financial advisors, and child specialists to help address the financial, parental, and emotional aspects of divorce. They work together to find an amicable way forward that is supportive of both spouses.

However, there are circumstances where meeting with the entire collaborative team might not be needed. The issues may be better addressed by a process called elevated mediation.

Elevated mediation utilizes one neutral from each discipline: financial, mental health, and attorney who is collaboratively trained and licensed in their fields.

The financial would help the couple gather and process all required financial information.

The mental health Divorce Coach would assist each individual with coping, goal setting, co-parenting issues, clarification of needs and wants, stress/anger management, effective communication, and decision-making. Lending assistance throughout the entire process.

The neutral attorney would draft the legal documents and assist in all legal matters regarding the divorce.

Our team at Family Divorce Solutions is comprised of experienced, licensed, and trained attorneys, mental health and financial professionals. Our goal is to assist and support the couple to a resolution without going to court.

Contact us today to see how our team of elevated mediators can help you and your spouse work together in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

Dr. James E. Walton, PhD
6306 Babcock Ave.
Valley Glen CA 91606


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