How you handle your divorce now affects your future. You will still be a parent, even when you are no longer a spouse. Divorce mediation can help you communicate person-to-person with your spouse about your divorce, instead of through third parties (divorce attorneys). The divorce mediator helps ease resentment and misunderstandings while preventing the same past fights from repeating themselves over and over. Less arguing during the divorce process and beyond is better for the kids. A lower conflict divorce now helps lead to an improved co-parenting relationship in the future, which will allow everyone to enjoy that graduation ceremony.
So, how does this divorce mediation work? Won’t I get taken advantage of and not get everything I am entitled to by using a mediator instead of a lawyer? NO. At Westfield Mediation, LLC, we can help you address all the same issues that you would using a divorce attorney. The mediators at Westfield Mediation are experts in the field. Our practice is solely focused on divorce mediation; it is all that we do.
In divorce mediation, both spouses meet together in the same room with a neutral, impartial, trained professional mediator who helps them come to a mutually acceptable agreement on all issues- including parenting (child custody), division of marital assets and debts, child support, and/or spousal support (alimony). These are the same issues you address when using divorce attorneys. In mediation, divorcing couples make decisions for themselves by directly communicating with one another in private. Yes- there is give and take throughout the divorce process. Nobody gets everything they want, no matter if they use divorce attorneys or mediators. There will be give and take no matter how you get divorced. You can decide if you want to fight about the give and take through expensive, emotionally difficult and time-consuming litigation using your divorce attorneys or work with the give and take process through divorce mediation with a divorce mediator. Do you want to be able to sit or not sit with your co-parent and other children at the next fill-in-the-blank event (game, concert, graduation, wedding, etc.) for your child?
For more information about divorce mediation, please contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, M.Ed., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, at Westfield Mediation, LLC at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at email@example.com.