Divorce Doesn’t Have To Be A Battle
When the dissolution of a marriage becomes a looming reality, it’s natural for each spouse to want to retain a family law attorney in order to represent them in court and protect their rights and their property. If, however, the spouses concerned are communicating well and are in agreement about the basic issues of the divorce such as alimony, child support, and child custody, they may want to forgo pursuing a traditional contested divorce and talk to an experienced New York mediation attorney together instead.
Working with a Manhattan, Bronx, New York City, White Plains and Westchester Mediation Lawyer to find resolution
Mediation is a way for couples to finalize a divorce settlement without the time, expense, publicity, and emotional upheaval associated with a contested divorce. If this sounds like it might be a good fit for your needs, get in touch with our office today to learn more about how mediation can help you and your spouse secure an uncontested divorce.
What is Mediation?
The role of a mediation attorney is not to take sides. Rather, a mediation lawyer acts as a neutral third party who attempts to guide the divorcing couple to an agreeable settlement through coaching and advocacy. The mediation attorney helps the couple talk through the desired outcomes of the divorce and finalize any details concerning visitation rights, custody, division of property, and so on. During mediation, the emphasis is always on mutual problem solving and open communication rather than assigning blame. One of the central tenets of mediation is that if either spouse threatens litigation, the mediation process is immediately abandoned and each spouse then must retain their own divorce attorney.
A Healthy and Time-Saving Solution
At the end of mediation, the spouses sign their separation agreement or settlement in the presence of a notary; the settlement then becomes the legal contract filed in court that finalizes the divorce. It is significant that couples who have successfully used the mediation process to dissolve their marriage are statistically far more satisfied with their final settlements than those who sought a traditional divorce. Additionally, divorcing parents who went through mediation report maintaining better relationships with their children after the divorce than those who did not. If this sounds appealing, take the next step.
Schedule a consultation with a compassionate mediation attorney today and learn how reducing conflict and drama during divorce proceedings can work to the benefit of all concerned. Call (914) 505-6779 or (866) GASHLAW toll free to speak with a New York State mediation attorney.