Divorce and separation are contentious issues which can lead to ongoing disagreements. For this reason, many people are now considering mediation as an alternative to litigation. Mediation is a cooperative alternative dispute resolution method which involves both parties of a divorce meeting with a mediator in order to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable solution to all issues related to their divorce or separation.
Mediation gives parties the opportunity to determine their own futures in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. With the assistance of the mediator, parties can reach an agreement that is tailored specifically for their family, finances, and future.
Divorce mediation is an excellent choice for couples and families facing separation and divorce because it provides the most efficient and inexpensive way to settle matters. Mediation allows parties to have more control over the process which ultimately saves time and money. A Long Island divorce mediator can help you with this process.
What Issues Can Be Mediated?
Benefits of Mediation of Divorces
Mediation is usually far cheaper than contested litigation. Additionally, one mediator will assist both parties instead of each party obtaining their own lawyer.
Usually, mediation will provide a settlement within a few weeks while divorce litigation can take many months or years.
Contested divorces are stressful. They require spending hours preparing for and attending court appearances, depositions and a trial. Mediation avoids all court appearances, depositions and trials.
Meets Your Schedule
Dates and times for court appearances are chosen by the court with little to no input from the parties. Mediation offers evening and weekend appointments to meet the needs of the parties.
Better for Children
Contested divorce litigation inevitably exposes children to the hostile conflict between parents. Mediation can shield children from this animosity and strengthens the relationships between the parties. Mediation also reduces the stress on the children by encouraging respectful communication and cooperation.
Mediation encourages respectful communication and cooperation between the parties often resulting in an amicable post-divorce relationship.
One of the hallmarks of mediation is that the process is strictly confidential. Divorce trials are held in open courtrooms but negotiations are behind closed doors.
Mediation allows for the parties to craft agreements tailored to meet their specific needs. Judges have massive caseloads and do not have the time or desire to draft such lengthy or particularized decisions.
Contested divorces are stressful and require spending hours preparing for and attending court appearances, depositions and a trial. Mediation avoids all court appearances, depositions and trials.
Suffolk Divorce Mediation Lawyer
We were recently rated as 2nd Place in the Best Divorce Attorney Award from the Long Island Press’ Best of Long Island for 2014.
Louis L. Sternberg, Esq. is an experienced divorce attorney, well-versed in practical aspects of negotiation matrimonial settlement agreements. He is also an experienced divorce mediator having trained at the Center for Mediation & Training in New York.
Contact us now to speak to a Suffolk divorce mediator regarding your divorce or family law case. We offer free consultations and have evening and weekend appointments. Instead of fighting about custody, support and your home, speak with a New York divorce mediator so that you can reach a quick and inexpensive settlement.