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What you need to know about divorce mediation

On Behalf of | Jan 31, 2022 | Mediation |

When a couple decides to get divorced, they may choose to go through the process of mediation. This is an alternative to going to Wisconsin courts, and it can be a more affordable and less stressful option. Here’s what you need to know about divorce mediation.

What is divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process where couples work with a mediator to come to an agreement on all aspects of their divorce. This includes things like child custody, property division and alimony. The mediator is a neutral third party who helps the couple communicate and negotiate. Unlike in court, both parties in mediation are able to have a voice and make decisions together.

How does it work?

During mediation, the mediator will meet with both parties separately and together. They will help you discuss your options and reach an agreement on each issue. If you have any questions or concerns, the mediator will help you address them. The goal is to create a divorce agreement that both parties are happy with.

Why might divorce mediation be right for you?

There are many reasons why mediation might be right for you. For starters, it can be more affordable than going to court. It is also less stressful than traditional litigation, and it allows both parties to have a voice in the process. In this way, mediation gives you more control over the outcome of your divorce. You can decide which issues you want to negotiate and what solutions work best for you and your family.

How can you prepare for divorce mediation?

To prepare for mediation, try to be as open and honest with your mediator as possible. It is important to share all of your concerns and discuss your goals for the divorce. You should also come with any documents or information that might be helpful in negotiations.

Like any other type of divorce, mediation requires you to stay calm and constructive. If you can work together cooperatively, you will likely have a smoother process.