Once you know that you want to use a divorce mediator the Internet can be useful in finding a good divorce mediator. It is helpful to look at different mediator’s websites. This can be a valuable source of practical information but also help you decide who would be a good fit for your needs. You want to read any available reviews from colleagues and prior clients. You want to find the phone number so you can call and actually speak with your mediator. Or you may want to send an email to start the process.
The Internet also helps immensely with communication. One of the key differential factors of mediation versus litigation is that spouses communicate directly with one another instead of through their attorneys. So email is a tool made for divorce mediation. It allows the mediator to have a multi-person conversation about scheduling the next meeting, changes to the proposed plan, clarify a question, etc., quickly and directly with both parties at the same time. There are no hidden conversations. Everyone is aware of all contact going on. This helps to build trust and communication skills, things parents will need as they co-parent post-divorce. There are also divorce apps which help facilitate your post-divorce life.
So much information is out there. How did we ever find out stuff before the Internet?
For more information about divorce mediation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org