Self-Guided Divorce with Mediation
Metropolitan Mediation Services L.L.C understands that divorce can be one of the most traumatic events of your life causing stress, anxiety with many marriages ending in an adversarial caustic state. In addition to the emotional toll, a divorce can be very costly. A recent study published by Christy Bieber found that the median cost of divorce is $7,500. Disputes over child support, custody and alimony raise the cost significantly.
If a divorce is inevitable, you should consider retaining a mediator who will work with each spouse to develop cooperation and collaboration in reaching agreement on all the elements of your divorce. In mediation, a neutral person called a mediator helps the parties to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of the issues in dispute. The mediator does not decide the issue and cannot give legal or financial advice but helps the parties communicate so they can settle the dispute themselves. Mediation is a voluntary process to reach a mutually acceptable settlement of issues in dispute. Voluntary refers to parties that have freely chosen participation and freely made agreements. This process allows you to customize a plan that works for your family and can significantly reduce stress and anxiety during the divorce process. All situations are different, many divorce mediation settlements cover:
- Distribution of Marital Property (Assets and Liabilities)
- Parenting Time / Child Custody / Child Support
- Alimony / Spousal Support
- Retirement Accounts
- Real Estate
- College Expense
- Health Insurance
The Process: It's Easy- Less Stressful - Inexpensive
Metropolitan Mediation Services L.L.C will send out a packet of forms required by the court with detailed instructions and will review the forms together. We will have you complete the forms (I can be in attendance while you complete the forms if desired) and then mediate on the areas where you are not aligned. Once we reach agreement on all elements, we will have developed an uncontested divorce and you can proceed to file or have an attorney review and file for you.
This self-guided divorce with mediation service is very inexpensive, puts the parties in control, offers fast marriage dissolution (30 days from filling) and is less stressful than traditional divorces.
Call Metropolitan Mediation Services L.L.C for a free review and consolidation of your situation.