Is Mediation Right For You?
Mediation is not right for everyone or every dispute. To be successful you must be able to:
- Work together creatively and cooperatively towards a common goal of settlement.
- Be willing to consider the others’ points of view.
- Be able to sit together without attorneys present.
- Be willing to provide accurate and truthful information.
- Abide by rules of good faith and common courtesy.
- Trust that the other person is willing and able to do the above.
Mediation is a voluntary process, the outcome of which is determined entirely by the opposing parties. It is a private and confidential way for divorcing couples to resolve their disputes privately in order to maintain the stability of your life and family amidst the turmoil that you are currently facing. If you are looking for a certified professional to help you through mediation in Seattle, WA, you have come to the right place.
During mediation, parties may reach agreement on all terms of their divorce, including property division, parenting plan, child support and/or spousal support. This reduces the financial and emotional cost often associated with a traditional legal process. Mediation also allows for more creative problem solving, which leads to an agreement that reflects both parties’ values and needs.
I am not an attorney and cannot draft legal documents. I can, however, recommend collaboratively trained attorneys who provide such services. The attorneys that I work with are committed to helping divorcing or separating couples resolve disputes outside the courts and will support your efforts to find an amicable solution. They will also assist you with the legal filing and paperwork necessary to complete your divorce process.