October 7, 2013
If your answer to the following 10 questions is “yes”, mediation is a good option to resolve your divorce issues.
1. Do my spouse and I want an amicable divorce?
2. Is my marriage free of domestic violence?
3. Can my spouse and I sit across from each other at a table and talk civilly with the mediator and each other about our divorce issues?
4. Do my spouse and I want to resolve our issues without going to court?
5. Do we want to protect our children from a protracted and adversarial divorce?
6. Do we want to move through the divorce process relatively quickly and keep fees to a minimum?
7. Do we want to keep our discussions private and confidential?
8. Are we willing to be transparent and provide all our financial documents to the mediator and each other?
9. Do we understand that the Mediator will prepare a Memorandum of Understanding, but that nothing is final until we have signed a Settlement Agreement?
10. Do we understand that the mediator can provide options and alternatives but cannot provide individual legal advice? (Individual legal consults are recommended for each party before the Agreement is finalized.)
If you answered “yes” to all the above, mediation is a good option for you. Feel free to review my website www.rkleinerlaw.com, call Risa A. Kleiner, Esq. at 609.951.2222 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.