How Long Does Divorce Mediation Typically Take in Nassau and Suffolk County?

Time frames vary based on complexity and cooperation

Without knowing the details of your circumstances, it’s impossible for an attorney to say how long your divorce might take, or for a mediator to judge how many sessions you and your spouse might need. Much depends on the complexity of your divorce and your willingness, along with your spouse, to commit to the mediation process. At Solutions Divorce Mediation, Inc., our trained mediators have the experience necessary to make your mediation productive and to facilitate a comprehensive marital settlement agreement. For very simple divorces, the entire process, from filing to final order, can be less than three months. Moderately complex divorces sometimes take from five to nine months, whereas high-conflict divorces tend to require nine to 17 months. Fortunately, mediation allows the participants a great deal of control, so if you want to shorten the amount of time, there are steps you can take.

How you can reduce the time your divorce mediation takes

If you’re engaged in complex divorce mediation, it helps to have one of our experienced mediators guiding you through the process. But the mediator’s performance is only one factor in determining whether you take full advantage of this method of dispute resolution. To achieve the end result, a divorce or separation, all you need to do is:

  • Be reasonable — Nobody gets everything he wants. There has to be some give-and-take in the process. Keep in mind that your alternative is a court hearing. So, think about how your demands would play to a judge.
  • Maintain a positive attitude — It may be very difficult to discuss with your spouse the plans you have for life after divorce, and it might be even harder to listen. But the process works much better when you are cordial towards your spouse. When you keep in mind that you are working to plan for your future, not to relive past conflicts, you can accomplish a great deal in a short period of time.

By working with our experienced mediators, our clients can reduce the amount of time their divorce takes, as well as how much it costs. If you’re hoping to file for an uncontested divorce or forge a legal separation agreement, our mediators can help you arrive at a mutually beneficial resolution.

Let our mediators help you reach a low-cost marital settlement in a reasonable time

If you’re looking to reduce the amount of time your divorce takes, Solutions Divorce Mediation, Inc. is ready to help. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced family law mediator, call us at 1.631.683.8172 or contact us online. Evening and weekend appointments are available, 7 days/week.