Divorce can be financially and emotionally draining. Mediation offers a couple the option to come to a resolution THEY are in control of and agreeable to. Let me help you come to decisions that meets both your needs without getting into an adversarial position.
If child support is something you need to discuss, I can give you the tools to determine if it is appropriate. We can go over the criteria that determines the amount and duration, if any,
Decisions involving your children are the most important of all. Who will they reside with? How often will the children see each parent? Holidays, birthday, vacations are just some of the discussions we will have keeping in mind what is in the absolute best interest of your family.
There are four types of alimony that the Courts consider. Alimony is based on several factors that are considered to determine if one party is entitled. Does alimony need to be paid? If so, how much and for how long?
The assets acquired during a marriage need to be divided. Who receives the furniture, real estate, items of personalty, pensions, automobiles?
Medical insurance is an extremely important issue to discuss. Who carries medical insurance for the children? Is this a joint responsibility? What about co-pays and deductibles?
Is life insurance necessary? Is it a requirement for both parties? Who shall be named as beneficiaries?
Is it the responsibility of the parties to contribute towards college expenses? What is the proportionate share from each parent if at all? Is the child partly responsible?
Who claims the children as exemptions for Federal and State Tax purposes?
Why should you choose mediation?
Mediation allows you to have control over your situation in resolving all the issues that are important to you without depleting your bank account.
What does it cost?
Sessions are $150.00 per session and each session runs for 1 hour
How long does it take?
The average time-frame for mediation is between 6 to 8 sessions
Why should I choose mediation over hiring an attorney?
At mediation you can expect complete confidentiality, respect, compassion and professional guidance.