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Profile of a Divorce Mediation
Divorce mediation is an enlightened way to resolve financial and parenting issues when couples make the difficult wrenching decision to separate and divorce. The cooperative mediation approach seeks to minimize an adversarial process; a skilled mediator helps people center on the children’s best interests and to decide on allocation of marital assets and liabilities, family finances, and other issues that will become the basis for a formal separation agreement or a divorce document.
Advantages of Mediation
Issues Covered in Mediation
Who is in Control?
You are in control of decisions!
Amount of Time it Takes
What Happens When the Mediation is Completed and All Issues Covered?
A Memorandum of Understanding is prepared containing the decisions you have made. It is then submitted, after your review, to your respective attorneys, if any, or to a neutral attorney who will complete the required divorce/separation forms at a reasonable fee.
The New York court requires that divorcing spouses attend a preliminary conference, at which the parties try to decide occupancy of the marital home, daily care for any children and payment of expenses. At the conference, the spouses also discuss exchanging of the following information that includes net worth statements, appraisals of pensions and real estate, interrogatories (formal written questions), and the taking of depositions.
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