agreeThese days, mediation just might be the most efficient and private divorce process available. When you work with a skillful mediator or co-mediation team, negotiations between you and your spouse happen directly in the mediator’s comfortable office, away from the glare of courtroom lights. Financial and other personal information is shared and discussed between soon-to-be-exes in the complete privacy of the mediators office.

Clients have maximum control of all of the decision making and even on the costs of the process. During a mediated divorce, clients set the agenda for discussion at all mediation sessions and they also set the pace of the work, choosing to move through the process as quickly and efficiently as they are able.

The professional time you pay for during mediation is more likely to be productive time including: Time spent around the negotiation table working on issues that are important to you and your family, learning/receiving assistance on how to problem solve and negotiate outcomes in an efficient and respectful manner, outlining and breaking down issues to help you think through what is most important to you and your family. Mediators help to thoughtfully plan out the next steps, answer important questions and address concerns.

In the end, mediated divorce agreements are more likely to satisfy clients and to be adhered to in the years to come vs. other divorce processes. Doesn’t it make sense to consider mediation for your divorce? Contact Betsy Ross at: 781.784.0905 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation and to learn more.

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Divorce co-mediation with two professionals (a psychotherapist mediator AND a family law attorney mediator) can help you have a gentler and less expensive divorce process now and help you plan for your life and your children’s lives, going forward. Having two professional minds working for you will ensure that no stone goes unturned when it comes to disentangling from each other and in planning for a better future for everyone. Because we charge the same fees for two co-mediators as most firms do for only one, you can work with your co-mediation team efficiently and cost effectively—for thousands less than for a litigated divorce!

“Divorce mediation needs to be more than just dividing up assets and debt, creating a parenting schedule, and saying goodbye. Our Co-mediation process offers clients an opportunity to think about, talk through, and plan a realistic future life for the whole family” says Betsy Ross, LICSW, Principal co-mediator at DivorceMediationStrategies.Com. “Where you all will live and on what is very, very important, but HOW you will live is important, too. We listen for your ideas on this and make certain to think this through and talk it out with you”, says mediator Ross.

Contact us today for your free 30 minute in-person consultation to see if our co-mediation process is right for you and your family. 781.784.0905

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