Site Navigation

Divorce mediation

Divorce Mediation Checklist

Published by: Scott Spooner • On: 10-10-2014 • Under: Divorce, Family Law, Mediation • Tagged: , ,

Person drafting a mediation checklist. Mediating a divorce settlement can be an effective and efficient way to resolve your divorce action.  For a mediation to be successful, it helps to put aside emotional and personal issues in order to come to terms with your spouse.  Reaching a mediated settlement can speed up an otherwise lengthy litigation process. When both parties make an effort to give full disclosure and act cordially despite differences, mediation can be a helpful way to resolve your case. If a case does not get settled, a divorce litigation can turn into a boxing match with punches being thrown from both sides due to raw and unsettled feelings. In addition, it can hurt family members indirectly involved in the process.

Continue Reading

Divorce with Children: How to Cope in 2014

Published by: Scott Spooner • On: 01-21-2014 • Under: General • Tagged: ,

Divorce with children.Divorce with children is a challenge to any family. From the emotional distress of the parents to the problems that will face the children, no matter what their age. Managing these experiences and maintaining your family bonds can be difficult, especially when a divorce ends with hostility. So, how can you manage all of these emotions and obligations without taking further toll on your children? Here are a few tips for parents going through a divorce with children, to keep in mind all year long.

Take time to think and breath – Jumping to angry conclusions immediately only causes more problems. Take a moment to breathe and think of the motivations behind a comment or decision. Likely, they were not meant to intentionally hurt or frustrate you. Evaluate the motivations and calmly react to the situation.

Continue Reading

Six Keys to Divorce Mediation Success

Published by: Scott Spooner • On: 12-17-2012 • Under: Divorce, Family Law, Mediation • Tagged: , , ,

Mediation can be a very effective way to resolve the issues in a divorce. As opposed to a trial (where the divorce terms are decided by a judge or jury), mediation is a negotiation process conducted in a conference room setting where the spouses reach an agreement on their terms. During mediation, the spouses and their legal counsel speak with a mediator who is trained to help people reach an agreement. The mediator is usually an attorney, counselor, or other professional.  Mediation, if done properly, can be a faster and cheaper alternative to litigation in court.  Here are six key points that will help you make the most of your mediation.

Continue Reading

Disclaimer

Spooner & Associates, P.C. Disclaimer

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. This website is designed for general information only.  You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

×