“A Child’s Perspective
As written by a
ten year old.
At an average cost of less than $2000, mediation is the most cost-effective
method of resolving a divorce.
What to Expect in Mediation:
- At the first meeting Laurie will learn about your situation so a plan can
be developed to address all the issues necessary to resolve your divorce.
- Laurie will help you generate options for financial or parenting issues.
- Agreements are prepared so private information stays private.
- All agreements are incorporated into a written memorandum of understanding.
Memorandum can be taken to an attorney for filing or you can file with the
county courts on your own.
- When working with Laurie, communication is much different than what you
normally have with your spouse, so new understandings can be achieved.
Benefits of Mediation
- People who mediate have a stronger parenting relationship with their
children and with each other as parents than those that litigate.
- People who mediate usually have a higher satisfaction rate with the results
than those who litigate.
- Higher satisfaction with the results makes it easier for you to get on with your lives.
- Mediation is safe and everything remains confidential. Laurie will prepare your
agreements so private information stays private.
- Mediation is effective, Laurie is even able to help people resolve complex and high conflict cases.
- Successful mediation reduces hostility and tension.
Is Mediation Right For You?
Mediation works when:
- You are amicable and you want to work with your spouse instead of against your spouse.
- You have complex issues, financial or personal, that need an individualized approach.
- One of you feels weaker than the other. Laurie will balance the power between you and your spouse.
- You are experiencing high conflict and tension. Mediation cuts through the conflict to help you focus on resolving the issues.
- You have information that you want to stay private, such as alcoholism or financial issues.
- You own your own business.
- Your income or that of your spouse fluctuates.
- You want to focus on creating a positive future for yourself.
- Mediation can be utilized even if litigation has already begun.