Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Mediation is an Effective Way to Fight a Power Imbalance

One of the most common warnings people receive about divorce mediation is that if there is an existing power imbalance between the spouses, it could allow one spouse to dominate the other in the conversations, resulting in the other spouse not being heard or being able to stand up for themselves in negotiations. It is… Read More »

Tips for Discussing Mediation With Your Spouse

If you’re interested in proceeding with mediation as the method of completing your divorce, it’s important you have this conversation with your spouse so you can both get on the same page about how you will move forward. Here are a few tips for you to keep in mind as you prepare to have this… Read More »

How You Can Protect Your Rights During Mediation

The mediation process is often recommended to divorcing spouses for the ability to take a greater amount of control over the outcome of the divorce and the decisions made regarding issues such as property division, child custody, alimony and more. One of the drawbacks of a divorce mediation is that you will generally not have attorneys… Read More »

Mediation Can Provide Significant Financial Savings

If you’ve decided that you will proceed with divorcing your spouse, one of your first steps will need to be determining the method you will use to proceed with divorce. If saving money is one of your primary goals (and it should be), mediation could be the best option for you. Divorce mediation involves spouses… Read More »

Be Aware: In Mediation You Typically Won’t Have an Advocate

There are a lot of benefits associated with divorce mediation, chief among them being that you get to enjoy greater control over the outcomes of your divorce. Of course, that control can be a double-edged sword. Unlike other forms of divorce, including collaborative divorce or litigation, you will not have an attorney advocating for you…. Read More »

Completing Your Agreement When You End Mediation

Once you have settled all of the issues of your divorce in the mediation process, the next step is to complete the final agreement paperwork that outlines all the decisions you made. This is what makes your divorce (and those decisions) “official.” It is important to be extremely through when completing your agreement so you… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Can Set You Up for Post-Divorce Success

As you go through the divorce process, you’re probably more focused on ending your relationship with your spouse than you are on how the two of you will interact moving forward. It may be that you will never see or speak to your spouse again. But for many divorcing couples, each partner must remain a… Read More »

The Benefits of Mediation After a Short-Term Marriage

The idea of a “short-term marriage” might differ based on your perspective, but in general, you can assume it’s a marriage that’s lasted a few years or less. The length of your marriage could affect the outcome of your divorce in several ways: The amount of alimony/spousal support you pay or receive could hinge on… Read More »

How Lawyers are Helpful in Divorce Mediation

Mediation has become an increasingly popular method of going through a divorce as it can save a significant amount of time and money while placing control over divorce-related issues in the hands of the couple. In fact, some states even now require couples to at least attempt mediation before they go through the court system…. Read More »

What to Know About Costs for Mediation vs. Lawyers

People who decide to go through divorce mediation often have questions about how this choice will impact the legal fees they can expect to pay. This varies widely based on the complexities of the case and whether you intend to still work with an attorney. In some cases you might not find it necessary to… Read More »