Mediation offers couples professional guidance in the process for dividing their lives up so that they can each start fresh on a new path with dignity, compassion, and a head held high. It is likely that you have never been divorced before and you probably won’t again. By having professional guidance through the divorce process you will have the incite to avoid mistakes, limit the expenses and costly acremonium of a contested divorce proceeding and most importantly resolve your divorce in a supportive and amicable manner. Successful divorce mediation will result in an uncontested divorce. You will have successfully avoided a contested divorce, the tension, and arguments that accompany it as well as the high expense of contested matrimonial proceedings. Our mediation process helps both of you move on with a fresh start with the hope that you’ll remain friends.
Because of the process of Mediation which requires cooperation and understanding, you will find that there are other benefits.
- Less expensive than traditionally contested divorces.
- Preservation of relationships with your ex-spouse, children, in-laws, and friends.
- Personalized and individualized agreement.
- Faster allowing you to begin new chapters in your lives.
What we discuss at Buffalo NY Divorce Mediation:
- Child Custody and Parenting Plans
- Division and Equitable Distribution of Property (Assets and Liabilities)
- Child Support and Maintenance (Spousal Support)
- Retirement Accounts and Taxes
- Costs to Implement your Agreement
- Discussion of a Five Year Plan including family counseling options.
- Tax implication and Health Insurance implications of a divorce.
Goal of Buffalo NY Divorce Mediation
It is our job to guide you through the process of a divorce with the ultimate goal of creating a mutually agreed upon written agreement that will become the terms of your divorce. The process of actually becoming divorce takes place after the agreement is in place between you and occurs on an uncontested basis.
How is this different than what my attorney could do?
The primarily benefit of using Buffalo NY Divorce Mediation is that we don’t represent you or your spouse individually. It is a joint process where we represent both of you in a secure and confidential manner. If you or your spouse had an attorney they would be precluded from representing both of you and could only represent one or the other.
A tax, real estate, and degreed professional will assist you in coming to a mutually written agreement as to how you want to resolve your marriage, on your terms and unique to your particular circumstances.
When your not married or in a domestic partnership and disputes arise between two parents where can you turn other than family Court. Buffalo NY Divorce Mediation also offers collaborative mediation to resolve custody, visitation and support issues. Often we can assist two parent or guardians reaching the following types of agreements.
Parenting plans – Often times very specifics issues relating to custody, visitation, and support arises between the parent or guardians of children. It’s impossible to make a complete and exhaustive list of those issues. They can center around relocation, access, support, visitation, and health issues of both the parent or the child. Mediation can help you address these specific and important issues with the guidance of a professional. Many times that’s all you need.