Making the decision to get a divorce is already stressful and emotionally draining before lawyers get involved and the case is brought to litigation. For couples seeking to avoid these kinds of added stressors, divorce mediation may be an option.
Mediation is the process by which parties work to resolve the pertinent issues in a divorce and create an agreement which is beneficial for everyone involved. No litigation is needed if the parties are able to come to an agreement on all aspects of the divorce. You have the control over the mediation, and effective communication will lead to the best possible outcome for your divorce.
During the process, a highly trained, experienced mediator is present to help facilitate the discussions and assist with peace-keeping. The mediator is a neutral third party who has extensive knowledge of the law and is able to draft the necessary paperwork to push the divorce through the legal avenues to be finalized once an agreement has been reached.
There are many advantages to divorce mediation rather than the standard divorce proceedings. Rather than having individual lawyers battling the case in court, mediation is more cost-effective (especially if you and your spouse are willing to communicate), quicker, and provides you with more control.
While the mediator is there to keep the mediation moving forward in a positive direction, he/she is not controlling the discussion. You and your spouse decide what is fair for both of you rather than having a judge force a decision on you. Being able to come to an agreement with your spouse will allow you both to move on with your lives more quickly and with less animosity toward one another.
All mediations are confidential and private, so you never have to worry about talking openly and honestly with your spouse or the mediator. The more honest you are, the better off you will be in the mediation.
At the Center for Divorce Solutions, we understand how difficult the divorce process can be emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually. Our goal is to help you and your spouse have a kinder, gentler divorce so that you are able to heal and move on to the next adventure in your lives. Divorce mediation allows you to craft an agreement that is tailored to your specific needs, so you never have to worry if your concerns are being addressed. Contact us today to discuss divorce mediation and to schedule your first mediation session.
Leslie was so thurough and helpful in the meditation process. Her expertise definitely shows in her work and time management. The process of divorce hurts but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Leslie was terrific. She was very clear and concise and explained all of the details we needed to know in a very straightforward manor. My ex and I were able to use her mediation services in a reasonable amount of time and complete our divorce and parenting plan without the use of expensive lawyers. She also worked with us around our busy schedules and need for babysitters to help us accomplish our goals in the time frame we needed. I would recommend her highly.
I have hired Leslie for mediation services to help my clients resolve elder law situations. I can't tell you how impressed I have been with Leslie's deliberate approach to complex issues and uncanny ability to transform seemingly unworkable conflicts into win-win agreements. Leslie it's also skilled at converting results into accurate and easy to comprehend written form. In short. you won't find a more calm, graceful, and dedicated dispute-resolution professional than Leslie Hoffman. Richard Hughes, Esq.
Knowledgeable, fair and comprehensive. Leslie Hoffman worked with me and my wife to figure out how to talk through difficult choices for divorce. Should you desire a reasonable way to navigate a separation or divorce, Leslie Hoffman provides an excellent resource for you.
Leslie did great work and was very professional with both my husband and I during a very difficult process. She demonstrated knowledge of the system, displayed patience, and an unbiased opinion. Leslie handled herself with dignity and grace in the presence of an incident of being accused of conspiracy along with an attack on her personal and professional integrity by my husband for simply answering a question I posed regarding marital assets. The accusations in no way reflected the her ethical demeanor and she responded with concern and willingness to explain the entire story in effort to clear up confusion. She articulated herself and left no questions unanswered and responded promptly to my husbands accusations. I am grateful for her presence through a trying experience and highly recommend her services.
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