If you are looking to get a Premarital Agreement or Divorce, mediation is one option. It is a non-adversarial approach that helps people reach a resolution that is fair and meets the needs and interests of both parties.

How Mediation Works

  • Gather Information and Identify Issues.  As a first step, we gather information about your situation and identify decisions you have already made and issues that remain. I can help to make you aware of the topics that need to be addressed.
  • Discuss Issues.  We then discuss the open issues, working to identify and understand each of your needs and interests. Having a better understanding of each party’s needs clears the way to creative solutions.
  • Identify and Evaluate Options.  With a full understanding of everyone’s interests, we brainstorm options and then evaluate to see which best meet your needs.
  • Make Decisions.  Once we have explored all of the possible options, you are then in a position to make decisions that are the best solutions for your situation.
  • Formalize Agreement.  We draft a legal and binding agreement to reflect the decisions you have made.
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Benefits of Mediation

  • Control.  The parties decide for themselves what is best for their situation, allowing them to craft solutions that are tailored to their unique situation.
  • Privacy.  The parties meet with the mediator in a private, comfortable setting that encourages a collaborative, non-adversarial experience.
  • Collaboration.  Because the approach is collaborative rather than adversarial, mediation allows for a result that satisfies both parties’ needs without pitting one against the other.
  • Timing.  Mediation proceeds according to the schedule that the parties choose rather than waiting for scheduling on court calendars.
  • Savings.  Mediation is much less expensive than litigation. The savings result from direct communication and voluntary disclosure, without depositions, court conferences, motions or other procedural steps.
  • Communication.  In addition to resolving the issues being faced, mediation can create a new dynamic that improves future interactions.
  • Satisfaction.  Because mediation encourages each party to fully express their views and allows the parties to control the outcome of their dispute, people are most often satisfied with the process and results of a mediated settlement.