Ending a marriage can be one of the most difficult decisions a couple will have to reach. Mediation or Collaborative Divorce can help couples navigate the divorce process in a less adversarial way and eliminate the need to litigate in a courtroom.
During the mediation process, the couple sits down with a trained mediator and cordially discusses the issues at hand. The mediator is a neutral party and is there to facilitate the discussion between spouses. The mediation process is intended to assist couples in coming to a voluntary settlement instead of having a third party – a Judge – decide the terms of the divorce.
Collaborative Divorce is a process by which you and your spouse reach agreements outside of court, with a team of professionals who have been trained under the Collaborative Divorce process. Not only does this give you the ultimate authority in deciding the future for your family and finances, but all participants “buy-in” to the process – you can’t use your Collaborative Divorce attorneys as your attorneys in Litigation.