“A Child’s Perspective
on Divorce”


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.