By April 2020, after the Pandemic was in full swing, the interest in divorce had already increased 34% in the US compared to the year prior. Courts are overwhelmed with family law cases, unable to address the underlying conflicts of parents who have inevitably experienced loss, and are working their way through the stages of grief. Litigation leaves couples stuck in the anger/frustration stage, with no hope to move on to the acceptance stage of their new normal. Courts are not equipped to timely address day-to-day conflict that arises from separation and divorce.
There is an alternative the is cost-effective, empowering, and less traumatic. Couples have the power to write their own Divorce and Separation narrative. It does not have to be toxic, but rather can be amicable. Mediation offers a way to resolve all issues arising out of divorce/separation and child custody disputes in a client-centered process. Parties have more time to be heard, and to listen. Parties are guided by a highly experienced professional. We invite you to consider Mediation as an alternative resolution process to promote health and healing for you and your family.
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process for resolving disputes out of Court, with a neutral trained Mediator. Since the process is confidential, the mediator cannot be called to testify or produce records in any Court proceeding. Since the process if voluntary, if either party wishes to terminate the session, he or she may do so. It is an alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) process, to avoid the stress, financial burden, and uncertainty of litigation. Parties can design their own agreements, and reach resolutions that the Court may not have authority to award. Many studies confirm that parties who mediate settlements outside of Court are far less likely to return to Court for future litigation. Mediation offers parties the ability to control their own outcome.