Considering Mediation

Are you considering mediation over the traditional litigation? We are here to help you get the support and advice you need to make this a smooth process. Give this a read and then give us a call.

Considering MediationGoing through divorce mediation is an option for people who want to reduce the amount of stress in a divorce by limiting the way you will fight about issues which could bring you in front of a judge. You may very well be able to get through the divorce process through mediation that will allow you to resolve your issues and help you avoid going to court, with the understanding that mediation is all about cooperating.

The divorce mediation process could look like the following:

You and your soon to be ex will sit down with our Rochester divorce mediation lawyer Michael Schmitt who will act as a neutral party. You won’t need to hire your own separate lawyers. You will just use one.

Michael will hear both of you out about what you were concerned about and what you want to happen and your goals for your divorce. He will listen to each of you and guide you through what could happen with the mediation process and hope that you cooperate with him and each other. Otherwise, you will end up in court.

It is all about communicating with each other about how you’re going to amicably resolve the issues and conflicts regarding the main issues, including issues such as custody or property division.

Meanwhile, you will have Rochester divorce mediation lawyer Michael Schmitt there to help you through any questions and concerns that each of you has. He is not there to take sides about any of the decisions that you do need to make. He is there to help you make the decisions together.

It may take several meetings with Michael before all of your concerns are resolved. At that point, however, you will be able to draft up a contract with all of the guidelines that will be simply validated by a court.

We hope you understand that this process can be very easy if you and your soon-to-be ex are willing to sit down with our Rochester divorce mediation lawyer, go over your options, and amicably work through any issues that could arise in a divorce. We have your best interests at heart and we understand that divorce can be so tumultuous. A lot of people want it to be easy and it can be. Give us a call to set up a consultation to learn more.

If you are considering mediation instead of litigated divorce, please don’t hesitate to call right away.

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