Is Mediation Right for Me?


When you think of going through a divorce, you may begin to feel anxious due to the sheer amount of questions you need to address:

  • Who will receive custody of the children?

  • How will our finances be split?

  • Who will pay child support?

  • How will make ends meet once we live separately?

These are some questions which must be addressed before you can finalize your divorce. While you and your spouse may be butting heads, to finalize a divorce, you and your soon-to-be-ex must be able to agree on the terms of your divorce. Fortunately, there are other options available besides battling in court, such as mediation.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative to a litigated divorce and can be very beneficial to couples who are willing to work together to end their marriage. This type of arrangement is typically best fit for couples who communicate well, are looking to end their divorce on good terms.

Our team at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates includes several experienced mediators, who will be able to help you and your spouse find “middle ground” help guide you to find a solution that you both agree with. It is important to note that a mediator will not serve as someone who will make decisions on your behalf. Instead, they will act as a liaison, leaving the terms of your divorce agreement completely up to you and your spouse.

Is My Separation / Divorce a Good Fit For Mediation?

One of the most important things to think about when questioning if you and your spouse are good candidates for mediation is whether or not you will able to get on the same page about the important issues. Some questions you must as yourself include:

  • Do you agree on the majority of the terms relating to custody, support, and assets, but have a few things you can’t seem to come to an agreement on?

  • Are you and your spouse both willing to compromise if necessary?

  • Are you and your spouse on good speaking terms?

If you find yourself answering “yes” to these questions, then you are more than likely a great candidate for mediation.

Where Do I Find a Divorce Mediator?

To move forward with mediation, you and your spouse must come to the free initial consultation together. You will have the opportunity to meet the mediator and ask questions together about the process and what it entails.

At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, our team of highly skilled family law attorneys has been helping our clients work through the divorce process to come to the best possible solution for over 150 years combined.

To receive more information about your situation, call us today at (516) 773-8300 to schedule your free consultation.

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