Category Archives: Divorce

Tips for Handling Child Custody in Mediation Settings

Child custody is frequently the most hot-button issue in divorce. If you and your spouse are mediating your divorce, you can probably expect to spend the most time talking about this issue, unless you’ve been able to come to an arrangement of your own already. Here are a few tips to help custody-related negotiations go… Read More »

Tips for Bringing Up the Possibility of Divorce Mediation

If you’re interested in pursuing mediation to deal with the issues of your divorce, you’ll need to bring it up to your spouse. Having any kind of conversation about your divorce can be understandably difficult, but if mediation is to be successful you’ll need to develop some level of comfort with speaking to each other… Read More »

How Much Will I Pay for Divorce Mediation?

One of the most common questions people have about divorce mediation: how much will it cost? It’s understandable to be worried about costs of the process, considering how your financial circumstances are likely to change significantly coming out of your divorce. While mediation will save you quite a bit of money over litigating the divorce,… Read More »

Tips to Help You Get Ready for Your First Mediation Session

The prospect of attending your first mediation session can be understandably nerve-racking, but if you come prepared, you’ll find yourself much more at ease with the process. Here are some of the ways you can prepare to make the process go smoother upon your arrival. Plan your route: Make sure you know exactly where you’re… Read More »

Factors that Influence the Length of Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is frequently used as a way to shorten the length of the divorce process, especially when compared to divorce litigation. However, there are still some factors that could make the mediation process itself take shorter or longer. Some of these factors include: Wealth: The number of assets you have and the value of… Read More »

Characteristics of a Suitable Divorce Mediator

If you’re investigating the possibility of mediation for your divorce, you’ll need to find a mediator who can take on your case. But how do you know if you’ve found the right mediator for the job? Most of the time, your attorney will have several mediators to whom they can refer you, but you should… Read More »

How to Find a Mediator for Your Divorce

Mediation is a very focused niche within divorce law. So how do you go about finding a mediator who will be able to take on your case? If you’re working with an attorney (which we highly recommend), they will be able to refer you to mediators in your area. But if you’re representing yourself, you’re… Read More »

What to Know About Negotiations in the Mediation Process

When the negotiations get started in your divorce mediation, it is likely the mediator will encourage you to get started with simpler, less-contentious issues. The idea is that tackling these easier issues will help you build some momentum and establish some trust to help you get “warmed up” for some of the more emotional issues… Read More »

Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce: A Comparison

Mediation and collaborative divorce are two alternative methods of resolving divorce issues that allow spouses to avoid drawn-out court battles. However, there are some key differences. Here’s a quick overview of how these processes differ from each other. Similar results, different processes The purpose of both mediation and collaborative divorce is to allow spouses to… Read More »

How to Determine if Divorce Mediation Will Actually Work for You

Divorce mediation is finding favor with an increasing number of divorcing couples for its more laidback nature (and for the significantly lower expenses associated with it). But will it work for you and your spouse? Mediation can work in both high- and low-conflict relationships, so long as the following statements are true: You both agreed… Read More »