You have decided to divorce, now what? The first question to ask yourself is “What process is the best fit for you and your family?”
The process you choose will impact cost, conflict, and timing as well as your family and financial future. To make the best decision, you need professional education to be certain you understand all of your options before you begin.
The family transition in separation or divorce can challenge you emotionally and financially. The first question to ask yourself is “What process is the best fit for you and your family?”
You make decisions, draft and file all legal and financial documents, and navigate the court process on your own without professional support. Uninformed decisions can result in legal mistakes and issues with the court.
Each of you is separately represented by a lawyer in an out-of-court settlement meeting process. You work with your lawyer and other professionals as needed to assist you in reaching an final agreement.
Each of you hires a lawyer to negotiate for you, often using positional bargaining with the potential of high conflict and a costly court battle. Arbitration is similar to litigation except decisions are made by a hired arbitrator rather than a judge.
Mediation is a voluntary private process in which one neutral lawyer provides legal education, guidance, and drafting and filing of documents for both of you to help you jointly reach agreements and navigate the court process. You receive professional support to restructure your family as well as your finances.
Divorce is more than a legal problem; it affects every aspect of your life. Too many families spend time and money in courtrooms fighting. At Family Mediation Center, we will help you choose a healthy path to address your financial, emotional and legal concerns as you create the necessary legal documents and move forward.
Contact the Family Mediation Center Today
Family Mediation Center process is designed to minimize cost and conflict. To schedule a no-charge phone consultation with a lawyer mediator or to receive more information about our mediation process, please call us at 414-939-6707 or contact us online. All inquiries are confidential.