What is Co-Mediation?

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Co-mediation is often helpful when couples want to avoid court or adversarial litigation and opt to separate using the collaborative divorce process.

Not only can marital partners work together in an amicable way using the collaborative divorce model, but they will also have access to various divorce professionals such as divorce coaches, financial neutrals, and mental health experts. When needed, clients can also request to utilize the co-mediation divorce model.

The Co-Mediation process brings two neutral divorce professionals together, usually from different disciplines, to help couples work through any impasses that come to the forefront during their divorce process and help advance the couple to an amicable agreement.

Often, the same ineffective communication that contributed to a couple’s divorce can create impasses that might cause couples to get frustrated and resort to a highly contentious divorce.

For example, adding an expertly trained mental health professional in the position of a Family Divorce Coach can assist a couple in communications, co-parenting concerns, creating the required parenting plans and working through bottlenecks.

When a co-mediator remains neutral, it allows the divorcing couple to be more forthcoming and transparent, helping couples better deal with the problematic discussions during mediation.

When couples need their own financial expert, divorce coach and lawyers, co-mediation would be more cost effective and help couples to work through clarifying any challenges that often arise. Not only can co-mediation reduce costs, but it can also reduce the emotional trauma that divorce often brings to the entire family.

In the end, whoever the couple chooses for their co-mediation team will vary based on their unique situation.

Our team at Family Divorce Solutions is comprised of experienced, licensed and trained attorneys, neutral mediators, mental health and financial professionals. Our goal is to get both parties together and quickly come to a solution without going to court.

Contact us today to see how our team of traditional divorce mediators can help you and your spouse work together to resolve your marital family law issues.

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.

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