Susan Rossi Cook, Attorney and Mediator

Mediation can help with a smoother divorce process

Mediation can be a valuable tool during divorce that can help divorcing couples resolve divorce-related concerns in a peaceful and positive manner. Mediation can help divorcing couples resolve divorce-related concerns including property division, alimony, child support and child custody concerns.

While the family law court is always available to help divorcing couples reach a divorce settlement agreement that addresses property division, child support, child custody and alimony concerns, the mediation process gives divorcing couples more control over the process so they can decide what is best for them, their children and their family with the aid of trained mediation guidance. Mediation involves the use of a trained mediator to help divorcing couples reach compromises with the benefit of understanding how family law might address some of their concerns and divorce-related issues.

The mediation process helps divorcing couples reach compromises both can live with and can help avoid the time, expense and acrimony that is sometimes associated with a traditionally litigated divorce. The mediation process can also be beneficial for children involved in the divorce and can provide a foundation for resolving concerns that might arise following the divorce such as child support modifications, child custody modifications or other concerns.

The family law process provides a variety of tools to help divorcing couples through their divorce process and to positively address the challenges and concerns they face. While the divorce process can be emotional and stressful, it does not have to cost as much time, money and acrimony as couples might think and mediation can help.

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