What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce Mediation is an informal process to resolve conflicts between spouses with the help of a mediator. The mediator is an impartial, independent professional; unlike a judge a mediator is not taking decision. Instead, the mediator facilitates negotiation to find a solution that works for both parties and in good faith. The main goal is to lead the parties to re-engage in healthy conversations and address their family’s unique needs.
When should you choose mediation?
Mediation is a collaborative process that helps you both agree on your priorities and determine how the separation will impact your lives, and your children’s. This will be especially helpful when communication has broken down and needs to be re-established to create a healthy and successful cooperation going forward and preserve the family’s best interests. Mediation is an effective way to reduce bureaucracy, expenses, and time compared to working purely with a lawyer.
Sharing, listening and exploring
During mediation, each party will present their story and describe how they see the situation, as well as listen to the other person’s side. The mediator then helps to map out the issues and identify common interests in a constructive atmosphere. The mediator will also support both parties with the emotional aspects of dealing with such a crises.
Finding a solution is not about who is legally right. Mediation is not a confrontation, but a joint process to reach an agreement, and this requires courage. Are you willing to do what it takes to work out your differences?
Would you like to find out more about mediation and divorce coaching? Please reach out to me for a free exploratory consultation call to discuss the possibilities. I can help!
Less conflict, anxiety and stress
Faster and less expensive
Control of the outcome
Focussed on common interests
Flexible and customized
Allows creative solutions
Preservation of relationship
Higher agreement compliance rate