Once you decide that you are ready to move forward with a divorce, you may want to consider divorce mediation as an alternative to the more traditional way of obtaining a divorce through the court system.
There are many decisions that need to be made when dissolving a marriage, including how best to provide for an appropriate parenting schedule for your children and understanding the financial obligations following a divorce.
In one of our latest blogs, we discussed four questions that divorcing couples may want to consider when choosing between divorce litigation or hiring a mediator to assist in the process outside of court.
If you’ve decided that divorce mediation is the right choice for you and your spouse, the next step is to find the right person to fill this role.
Oftentimes, the mediator you hire to guide you through the process is just as important as the decision to use mediation itself. How do you find a mediator who is going to provide you with quality mediation services?
The mediator you choose will play a crucial role in helping to guide you and your spouse through the divorce process, empowering both of you to reach your own agreement without needing to go through the court system, and reaching an amicable settlement with your partner without the need for litigation and court intervention.
In deciding whether a specific mediator is right for you and qualified to do the job well, you should inquire as to his or her training, certifications, number of mediations previously handled, and number of years he or she has conducted mediations. A qualified mediator will be specifically trained and certified in mediation and have multiple years of experience as a mediator.
Need a Qualified Mediator in Long Island?
We understand that this can be an uncertain and stressful time, but please know that our seasoned family law team is here to guide you every step of the way.
At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, our legal team provides free consultations and personalized legal strategies and the initial consultation is always free. Whenever you are ready to choose mediation for your divorce matter we are here ready to help.
Contact our Long Island divorce attorneys and mediators at (516) 773-8300 to learn more about your options. We are here to help you during uncertain times.