What Does A Divorce Mediator Do?
There's no way around it - divorce is incredibly difficult. Attorneys and personal relationships combine in messy and deeply intense ways. Working with a divorce mediator is an often-overlooked alternative to a traditional litigated divorce for many couples.
If you're new to the process of working with a divorce mediator, it's normal to be unsure of what to expect. While the mediation process is generally much easier than the traditional divorce process, it can still be stressful if you do not know what to expect. A divorce mediator is a trained and skilled professional who is there to help you and your spouse navigate the whole divorce process. You will have help with financial disclosures, and use that data to make proposals so you can come to an agreement on all the matters the court would have had to rule on such as a parenting plan, child and spousal support, division of assets and debts, the parsing out of separate property claims and even the timing of when the decisions you have mutually agreed to will happen: such as when the family home will be sold.
Working with an experienced mediator allows you and your spouse to make choices and decisions the court may not have the ability to do. Couples who mediate have more options and can offer one another terms that are best for the whole family such as a nesting agreement, a delayed sale of the home, or a delayed period to refinance the home in cases where one spouse takes the home. You can assets swap and do not need to sell and split everything. What you do in your mediation sessions is confidential, and there is no public record for other people to see what was discussed. Your financial details can be kept private. For most divorcing couples, the mediation process allows them to come to agreements on all issues, lessening the chance of arguments and/ or legal issues in the future. Couples who negotiate their own agreements tend to stick to them.
An experienced mediator, like Laura McGee, founder of Leave Strong Divorce Services, can help you and your spouse to communicate and end your marriage in a private, cost-managed, and respectful way. Laura is a legally trained mediator, but she no longer litigates, so she does not spend any time in court. Instead, her focus is completely on providing mediation services. Laura started her training as a mediator in the late 1990’s and has well over 350 hours of training as a mediator. She mentors and trains other mediators. She truly has a passion for changing the way couples divorce.
If you are ready to try mediation with your spouse, Laura is here to help you every step of the way. Her private mediation sessions provide you and your spouse with a respectful and confidential process. If you are looking to find a divorce mediator near me, you're in the right place. Reach out and schedule a complimentary Discovery Session to learn more about Leave Strong Divorce Services and how to divorce without going broke today.