Divorce mediation service is a viable option for couples who wish to obtain a peaceful, amicable divorce without hiring their own individual opposing lawyers. Through the mediation process, spouses become architects of their own marital separation and/or divorce agreement resolving all legal and financial obligations toward one another as well as all parenting matters such as custody and children’s welfare.
During a first introductory meeting, an expert NYC divorce mediator will get a better understanding of your situation and determine if divorce mediation is a good option for you. He will then detail the groundwork of your case and lay a foundation that maximizes the chances of reaching an amicable and peaceful end to your marriage.
After the introductory meeting, you and your spouse will attend sessions with the mediator where you will talk about issues such as your financial picture including your current assets and liabilities; future plans; child custody and visitation agreements, and a plan for a fair and equitable division of the marital estate. In some situations, your mediator may recommend that you and your spouse meet in separate rooms to ensure confidentiality.
It is important that you and your spouse are honest during the session. If you are not able to be open and honest during the process, it will be impossible to come to an agreement in mediation. Also, you should make a list of all issues that you and your spouse agree on prior to starting the process to help keep the sessions focused.