If you are reading this, you or someone you know is currently contemplating a divorce, and you would like to find a way to make the process easier. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Divorce mediation offers a friendly, non-adversarial alternative to traditional court proceedings. Successful mediation allows two separating or divorcing spouses to reach mutual agreements on the various aspects of their divorce, such as asset division, child custody, support, and more. The process involves an impartial mediator who facilitates communication and negotiation between the two parties.
Let’s take a look at the process of mediation:
- The mediator explains the process of mediation.
- Both people have the opportunity to tell the other person what their view is concerning each dispute issue.
- The mediator guides the discussion and helps the parties reach agreements on each disputed issue, which are acceptable to both parties.
- Then the mediator prepares an agreement for the parties to review, take to their reviewing attorneys, and if acceptable, sign.
It is not necessary to resolve every single issue in mediation in order to complete the process, however, it is most advantageous to enter mediation with the understanding that you and your spouse will both have to compromise. If you wish to avoid having a judge rule on the unresolved issues between you and your spouse, reach out to the San Jose divorce mediation attorney at Attorney Mediated Divorces to learn more about alternative dispute resolution.
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