Depending on the complexity of your situation and the cooperation of the two parties, the time frame can be in as little as two sessions or up to ten sessions. Each session is scheduled for 1-1/2 hours. The parties must be willing to be responsible for bringing with them all the requested information and be willing to achieve the goals that they set out to accomplish. I or anyone else cannot guarantee you results in a set time period, because I do not make decisions for you, I just guide you down the path where it is possible for you to make your own choices, so you set the time you need to spend.
We don’t require a retainer fee. We charge by the hour. You control how much you are willing to spend on obtaining your desired goal. We don’t use interrogatories, discovery processes, or depositions. Nor do we use multiple court motions and appearances. You can spend a little or you can spend a lot, it’s all how much you are willing to cooperate and trust the mediation process that determines how much you will spend.
Less Emotional Stress
This can be a very stressful time for the two parties, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s only stressful if you make it stressful and the mediation process can eliminate some of that stress because Client-Centered Mediation focuses not on who is right and who is wrong; rather we focus on how your life will be after the divorce. When you are considering hiring a mediator, you’re fairly certain that you want to get a divorce from your spouse. During our FREE 45 minute consultation you will learn how the mediation process works but also you will learn how your level of stress can be reduced as well.
Less Stress on Children
Although divorce can be very stressful on children and statistics prove this to be so, if the children see that the parents are cooperating with each other and that very few things will actually change except that the parents are living apart, makes it less stressful on them and you feel better for that.
The not so obvious reason to use mediation is that you are able to make your own choices, and this is what mediation is all about; YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHOICES YOU MAKE. You can choose an adversarial divorce using attorneys and the court system to tell you what choices you have available to you or you can choose mediation where you make all the choices, or you don’t have to play the game at all. By choosing to not play the game at all, also gives you more choices, but if your goal is to get a divorce, then you must choose what choice you can make that would benefit you the most in terms of cost, time, or stress.