Cranston Divorce Mediation Attorney
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The end of a marriage can be a devastating, stressful, traumatic experience. Even if you and your spouse are making the right decision to leave each other, the ordeal may not be much easier. At Percy Law Group, PC, we understand the complexities of divorce and everything that comes with it. Our Cranston divorce mediation attorneys have decades of experience helping couples amicably reach solutions that work for everyone outside of divorce court. The process of divorce mediation is a great alternative to traditional divorce that allows you and your spouse to work together with a third-party to work out the kinks of your separation.
Is divorce mediation right for you? We welcome all of your questions and concerns. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a divorce mediation attorney.
Will Divorce Mediation Work for Me & My Spouse?
Mediation will probably work for you and your spouse as long as there aren’t any major disagreements or hard feelings. Mediation tends to work best when both parties agree to the divorce, are forthcoming about finances and child custody terms, and there isn’t a history of domestic violence or verbal abuse.
The three most important things you and your spouse must do to make your mediation successful are:
- Be open to compromise
- Actively listen to your spouse’s needs and concerns
- Attempt to see things from their point of view
If you believe you are both capable of the above, mediation is a great option for you. However, if you are still unsure, feel free to give us a call and discuss your situation with one of our attorneys during a free consultation. We can help you decide which path to divorce is best for you and your family.
How Does Mediation Work?
A mediator will meet with both you and your spouse in person to lead a discussion about issues related to your divorce, such as who gets what property and how child custody will be divided. Mediation is typically less stressful, less expensive, and less time consuming than a divorce trial. You and your spouse ultimately have the final say over your divorce, so mediation has the added bonus of allowing couples to maintain control of their divorce, as opposed to asking a judge to decide.
The steps of mediation:
- One on one conversation with the mediator: You and your spouse will speak with the mediator individually to discuss your situation and desires.
- The initial meeting: All three of you will meet in person to review the details of your separation and the issues at hand.
- Negotiations: You will then meet in person for a series of negotiations that will end once everything is resolved. Depending on how many issues you have to settle (child support, property division, and so on) and how much you are able to agree on this may take one or more meetings.
- Completing the agreement: Once all the issues have been discussed and decide upon, the mediation will end, and you will be able to finalize your divorce.
Divorce mediation is not legally binding, so if you or your spouse are unsatisfied with the end result, you do have the option of moving forward with traditional divorce proceedings. Mediation is also confidential; there is no public record of the negotiations, so only you, your spouse, and the mediator will know what happened.
Contact us today with your questions or to schedule a free consultation with a divorce mediation lawyer.