What To Expect From the Divorce Mediation Process

Be prepared and learn what to expect in the divorce process before you start. Contact our Rochester attorney for more information and get started today.

Being in The Same Room During Divorce Mediation

What To Expect From the Divorce Mediation ProcessSometimes we handle a mediation where the parties aren’t able to sit in the same room with each other. That’s solved either by having different appointments for each of them or having them each in a different room while the mediation process is ongoing. If it’s harder for you to sit in your room with your spouse, mediation is still an option for you. We can take steps and arrange for you and your spouse not to be sitting together. We can still come up with an agreement that you each agree on and that’s best for you and your case. That’s something we can help you out with here if you contact us today.

Getting Started With Divorce Mediation

To begin the divorce mediation process in Rochester, you can give us a call at the office. 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. If that’s something you’re interested in doing, you can contact us to set up your first consultation.

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. If that’s something you’re interested in doing, you can contact us at our office and we can talk about your options.

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. If that’s something that you’re interested in trying, give us a call. We can help you with that.


Are you or a loved one in the divorce process and have questions about what to expect from the divorce mediation process? Contact an experienced Rochester Divorce Mediation Lawyer at Michael D. Schmitt Attorney at Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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