Mediated Divorce

role of mediator in divorce

Does at least one of the following scenarios apply to you?  Conejo Valley family mediator

  • Many of your issues are already resolved.
  • Custody is worked out.
  • You and your spouse are on speaking terms.
  • You are not interested in outside financial or expert help.
  • You only need a lawyer at the end to review the written agreement.

If so, then you are seeking a mediated divorce, which is also known as “alternative dispute resolution.” In a mediated divorce, you and your spouse will work with a neutral referee to resolve your divorce proceedings quickly.

Characteristics of a Mediated Divorce

  • The process is guided by a mediating attorney.
  • The mediator facilitates the decision-making process.
  • The emphasis is on guidance.
  • You will maintain hands-on control of your case.
  • The process is resolution-based.
  • You manage the costs and time.
  • You will be able to keep your matter private and out of the courtroom.
  • You will face a deferred resolution for any needed future consults with specialists and experts.

How Mediated Divorce Works

In mediated divorce, you and your spouse are in the driver’s seat with a mediator, who guides both of you to a fair and impartial resolution. Typically, the dispute will be resolved in 2 to 3 mediation sessions. You will have direct access to the neutral decision maker in your case. You may have consulting lawyers sit on the sidelines, giving you legal advice when you need it, rather than lawyers who take the reigns of your case for you.

Call (866) 632-6459 to schedule a consultation with Lead Counsel Lisa R. Zonder. Consultation is granted based on appropriate qualification determined by Lead Counsel.