Divorce Mediation is a process by which a professional, usually an attorney, sits with a divorcing couple and helps them resolve the issues that are required to be resolved for their divorce to be submitted to the court for the court to issue the Judgment of Divorce.
It’s a lot like an Uncontested Divorce. The difference is that in a Divorce Mediation, there’s one professional who will field the questions that are asked by the husband and wife, husband and husband, what-have-you, and then will provide proposed answers to those questions so that the parties are steered towards providing a resolution of each of the issues.
For example: if there is a question regarding who will have custody, the divorce mediator will propose joint custody or shared custody or a sole custody option, the parties will choose, they’ll decide on what the parenting time is going to be, an agreement is prepared from that general outline and the parties sign the agreement, ultimately signing papers to get a divorce.
Divorce Mediation is not a negotiation. The parties are not given legal advice. They are given some basic ideas and they choose from basic options. Divorce Mediation works well for people who have simple situations and want simple outcomes.
For a free consultation regarding a divorce or family law issue in Suffolk or Nassau County, please contact us or call (631) 337-1977. We look forward to speaking with you.