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FAQ’s – Buffalo NY Divorce Mediation: 716-404-4140

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Buffalo NY Divorce Mediation
3819 South Park Avenue
Blasdell, New York  14219
Phone:  716-404-4140
Toll Free: +1 888-256-1404
Fax: 716-402-1918
Email: john@BuffaloNYDivorceMediation.com

Divorce Mediation:

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 to 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.

The 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 primary 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.

The communities in which work to provide Divorce Mediation include:

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the mediation process take?
After each person has had a private consultation and they and the Buffalo NY Mediation agree whether or not to proceed with mediation, most people complete the mediation process in 2-5 sessions. People determine the number of sessions needed based on how quickly they can gather information and make decisions. When information has been gathered and all decisions made, The mediator will draft an agreement between both parties, outlining a parenting plan, equitable distribution of assets, child support, and spousal maintenance/alimony.
How can we prepare for mediation?
Gather relevant materials such as mortgage documents, tax returns, and pension information. Research procedures for separating joint accounts, credit cards, insurance policies, etc.

How will the mediators help us?
Divorce mediators are professionals with extensive training in mediation and New York State divorce requirements. They help participants discuss issues and can provide information when appropriate. The mediator’s role is to help people have the conversations they need to have to move through the divorce process. The mediator can often help people think about their situation in new and different ways and help them prioritize the issues for discussion according to their individual circumstances.

How much does it cost?
The fees charged are for the following:

  • FREE Initial Consultation,
  • Consultation appointments.
  • Mediation sessions either on an hourly or flat fee basis.
  • Drafting of the Agreement.
  • Fees are paid at the time of service.

How do I begin the divorce mediation process?
Contact Buffalo NY Divorce Mediation for a private and confidential in-person consultation. Each party must call to set up his or her confidential appointment. Call us at 716-404-4140.

FAQ’s – Buffalo NY Divorce Mediation: 716-404-4140