When it comes to divorce, there’s never a winner. Couples who choose litigation spend time, money, and resources just to end up with legal bills that could be avoided if they had chosen mediation.
Mediation matters to families who want to avoid the public visibility and stress of litigation in favor of a quicker, less expensive process to divorce.
Divorce isn’t simple or easy no matter how amicable you and your spouse are to each other. Let’s face it, when it comes to dividing assets and child visitation, it can get contentious even in the best of circumstances.
That’s why we believe in the power of mediation – we understand that reframing the divorce process into a collaborative act between both parties helps ensure that everyone involve has a chance to be heard and have their needs met. We serve as a neutral party to help you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse understand the legal process and settle on mutually acceptable terms.
The advantages of mediation include:
- Solutions designed specifically for your family
- Control over decisions that might otherwise be made by a judge
- An example to your children that you can work together amicably
- No litigation and less legal bills
- No public record of the proceedings
Mediation isn’t designed to work for every couple. You both must agree to the process and to not litigate, even when negotiating seems never ending. Trust the process. Some parts will be settled easily while others will take more time. The difference is that you will be talking to each other and not through judges and lawyers.
Working together we design a settlement that suits your family including parenting plans, custody agreements, child support, alimony, and division of assets.
Mediation is designed to make you and your spouse feel like your voice is heard. The process asks that in spite of your feelings about each other, you work together to find solutions. It may have been a while since you were able to sit in a room and talk to each which is why we’re there every step of the way.
We’re here to help you on a different path to divorce negotiations.
Engaging with an attorney to protect your family is never an easy step. Whether you need to protect your family from the unthinkable or restructure your family through collaborative divorce, we’re here to help. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation with Michelle Ogborne, please visit the scheduling page to get started.