Everyone has heard horror stories about divorces with spouses that are pitted against each other, dragging the divorce through court for years, and running up exorbitant legal bills to fight over every issue possible. Divorce mediation is the opposite of that horror story. In fact, you are unlikely to hear about mediated divorces because they are private, and low conflict.
Couples that choose mediation do not have to air their private family and financial lives in public courtrooms. Instead, separating spouses get to maintain control and they work with their mediator to agree on the best way to resolve the issues related to dissolving their marriage. At our office, our mediators are all licensed attorneys who will guide the divorcing spouses through the settlement talks, prepare all legal agreements, and file all court documents needed to process the divorce from beginning to end.