Oklahoma Info

Oklahoma Divorce Start Your Divorce Find Professionals Oklahoma Articles Divorce Facts Divorce Grounds Residency Divorce Laws Mediation/Counseling Divorce Process Legal Separation Annulments Property Division Alimony Child Custody Child Support Divorce Forms Process Service Grandparent Rights Forum Oklahoma Products Divorce by County

Info Categories

Contemplating Divorce Children & Divorce Divorce, Dollars & Debt Divorce Laws Divorce Process Divorce Negotiation SEE ALL

More Information

Articles Checklists Research Center Cases of Interest Dictionary Encyclopedia Encyclopedia (pop-up) Blogs

For Professionals

Advertise With Us Free Network Page Join Our Network Submit Articles Sign In

Network Sites

Oklahoma Divorce Support Oklahoma Divorce Online

Mediation; A Good Option for Divorces. Co-Mediation; Is an Exceptional Choice!

When considering or going through a divorce, a legal separation, have post-divorce problems or are unmarried parents, mediation is a good option. It allows couples to keep the power of decision making in their hands and can often take the place of a significant part of the court system, specifically on how they will co-parent, custody, visitation, financial support for the children and how they will divide up their martial assets, versus allowing a judge and the court make these critical decisions for them.

The most productive and cost effective option is to begin the mediation process early, preferably before any court filing has been done and before attorneys have been hired, however mediation can work as effectively if attorneys are already involved and a case has already been filed, so legal representation is optional and not required. The American Arbitration Association reports over 85% of all mediations come to agreement and are settled and we find that most mediations are completed in one session.

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential approach to finding common ground with all decisions made by the parties with informed consent to make sure everyone understands all of the implications of their decisions, mediators do not make decisions for them. The mediators’ role is to be an impartial and balanced facilitator guiding the process of fostering communication, being an educator of certain issues, providing creative and innovative solutions, and keeping things on track. They also play an essential role in helping the parties evaluate complex matters as well as the logistics needed to make sure all options considered are actually workable solutions.

So, what is Co-Mediation and why do we believe is it markedly better?

Co-mediation is where there at least two mediators who work together to facilitate the mediation process. Our firm, the Mediation and Dispute Resolution, LLC in Tulsa Oklahoma, uses male/female teams for our divorce co-mediation sessions and we are one of the few firms who offer co-mediation at no additional costs to our clients, where many firms will provide co-mediation at a rate double that of the normal mediation rate.

Why do we consider co-mediation to be distinctly superior?

When you combine the diversity, experience and skills of two people, it is much easier to encourage open and honest communication, build solid trust, rapport, confidence, determine the underlying concerns and interests and find the true common ground needed to come to workable solutions, which lead to agreements. Two mediators can provide enhanced problem solving and brainstorming that often leads to creative solutions to what can often be extremely complex and complicated issues. We find that when using male/female teams, it provides for gender balance which improves the overall comfort level of both parties, especially when dealing with what can often be emotionally charged and difficult situations. Finally, we find that co-mediation saves our clients’ money because it provides for higher efficiency and effectiveness, which typically allows for the mediation process to take less time overall. We are passionate about helping people through some of the most difficult times in their lives and fervently have confidence and faith in the proverb attributed to John Heywood in the year 1546 that; "two heads are better than one."

Was this helpful? Like our site & let us know.

Start Oklahoma Divorce Start Your Oklahoma Online Divorce Today
Easy, Fast and Affordable with a 100% Guarantee.
Oklahoma Divorce Find Oklahoma Divorce Professionals in Your Area:
Join the Network
Oklahoma Divorce Products, Services and Solutions Oklahoma Divorce Products, Services and Solutions
Oklahoma Divorce Resources to Help You Through the Process.
Online Parenting Class Oklahoma Mandatory Online Parenting Class
Easy and convenient - complete at your own pace online.
Divorce and Custody Books Discount Divorce Bookstore
Over 100 Titles of the Best Books on Divorce & Custody.
Divorce Downloads Divorce Download Center
Instantly Download, Books, Manuals, & Forms.
Divorce Worksheet Free Oklahoma Divorce Worksheet & Separation Agreement
Your Guide to Get Organized and Put Everything in Writing.
In Oklahoma, the court may give the spouse with physical custody of children a larger part of the couple's marital estate. This can be paid in a lump sum or through regular payments that the obligor makes to the county clerk, who in turn mails them to the obligee.
Divorce Lawyers & Mediators

Find Professionals

Easily Connect With a Lawyer or Mediator
Have Divorce Professionals from Your Area Contact You!
Enter Your Zip Code:


Start Your Divorce File for an Oklahoma Divorce


Settle Your Divorce Negotiate Your Oklahoma Divorce


Support Forum Oklahoma Support Forum

Guarantee Official PayPal Seal Facebook Twitter Versign Secure Site