Are you considering a divorce in Rochester? Read these 4 things you need to know about divorce mediation, then contact our attorney today.
1. Divorce Mediation When You Don’t Get Along
Sometimes, we help people mediate a divorce here in Rochester who don’t get along very well. We are able to meet with people individually or meet with them together. If they’re not able to meet together, we can have different times and different appointments where we meet with them individually.
In the end, we’re coming up with an agreement or a contract that they each agree to. If it’s easier to get that done without two people sitting at the same table together, we are available to do that. We can separate and have different appointments and different meetings for each of the participants in the mediation process.
2. Getting Started With Divorce Mediation
We can talk about your case, or we can talk about how long you were married, whether you have any children, and what assets and debts that you have. Eventually, we would have an office appointment for you where you and your spouse would come in. We would go through these general topics. We would figure out what we need to resolve in order to have a successful mediation process.
3. Difference Between Divorce Mediation and Going to Court
Divorce mediation in Rochester differs from going to court in that it eliminates the need to go to court. By meeting with me, an attorney-mediator, we’re able to come up with a settlement that resolves the issues. The only time you have to go to court is if there’s a disagreement or we’re not able to come up with an agreement. If you’re not able to come up with an agreement, then mediation isn’t going to work for you. You’re going to have to go through the court process.
Generally speaking, meeting with a mediator, we’re able to help people come up with an agreement that’s acceptable to each of them. By doing that, we can completely eliminate the need or the requirement to have to go to court and to see the judge.
4. How Divorce Mediation Affects Children
Divorce mediation is a great option for people who have children together. It allows the parties to craft a visitation schedule that fits both of their schedules; it fits the needs of the children. It helps the parties come up with a schedule and assign obligations for caring for the children during different times. Oftentimes, we’re able to come up with that schedule with it having the least impact on the children as possible.
Are you considering a divorce and have questions or concerns about the 4 things you need to know about divorce mediation? Contact our experienced Rochester divorce lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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