Three Types of Mediation
Like the Collaborative Process, mediation enables you to resolve your divorce without going to court. Through mediation you can create a binding and enforceable agreement that is confidential and provides privacy not available in a public courtroom.
The biggest distinction between mediation and the Collaborative Process is that in mediation, the mediation professionals are neutral, while in the Collaborative Process model, both spouses hire a collaboratively trained attorney to align with each of their interests.
Couples in mediation are encouraged to consult with independent legal counsel, but it is not a required part of the process and many individuals are comfortable enough with the resolution they’ve helped design that they don’t feel the need to take that extra step.
The professionals that work with Family Divorce Solutions offer three types of mediation that can be beneficial to couples considering a more amicable divorce without a need for individual advocacy: Co-Mediation, Elevated Mediation and Traditional Mediation. Choosing which process is best for your family will be guided by what is appropriate for your family dynamics and the complexity of your circumstances.
Your mediation team can include neutral lawyers, family divorce coaches and financial specialists who facilitate discussion and guide you through the process.
In mediation, neutral Lawyers help you understand family law and guides you through the legal process.
The Neutral Financial Specialist helps you gather your financial information and helps you optimize your finances.
The Family Divorce Coach helps you handle the emotions you feel in the process while also helping you navigate difficult conversations with your spouse and helping you create the parenting plan.
Mediation develops an atmosphere of good faith for participants to be fair, reasonable, and respectful to each other.
Mediation alleviates the emotional scars, financial hardships and preserves the integrity of the divorcing couple.
Our training guides us to work collaboratively to further the best possible results, legally, financially and emotionally, for divorcing couples, as well as their families.
A team approach to mediation can meet your legal, financial and emotional needs during the time of uncertainty around your divorce. You are not alone; we will be with you to support you and your family through the entire process.
The following pages will explain the types of mediation that we offer.