Divorce Mediation means different things to different people. In my office, you and your spouse will sit down together with me to discuss the issues in your divorce. In serving as a neutral divorce mediator, my goal is to help you work out all the issues that you need to resolve so that the two of you can get through your divorce without the necessity of expensive and time consuming litigation.
Divorce Mediation is flexible and confidential. If you have children, mediation gives you and your spouse an opportunity to settle your conflict in a way that helps you work together as parents after your divorce.
I serve as a “neutral” mediator, meaning I will not give legal advice or advocate on behalf of either party. I act as an impartial third party so as to facilitate a global resolution of your divorce by you and your spouse. At the end of the process, a mediated “Settlement Agreement” will be prepared and both parties should retain their own attorneys to review the agreement.
Does Divorce Mediation Work?
Divorce Mediation works for those who are interested in reaching an amicable resolution of all issues relating to their divorce and are committed to freely expressing and communicating their needs and expectations to each other and to the mediator. It will not work where there is abuse, drug and alcohol issues, mental health issues, hidden assets or income, a family owned business, or disputed separate property issues.
The Law Firm of Michael A. Cohen is experienced in mediation. Call 516-280-6806