What Is New York Divorce Mediation?
Long Island divorce mediation lawyers assisting clients in Suffolk County
Are you looking for a way to settle divorce issues outside of court? Divorce Mediation is an affordable, non-adversarial means of settling issues effectively and relatively quickly. At Long Island Divorce Solutions, our New York divorce lawyers have extensive experience helping clients use mediation successfully during divorce.
Divorce is a life-changing event, often wrought with strong emotions, tough decisions, and a certain amount of conflict. Your decisions may shape the lives of you and your children for years to come. So, taking the time to make the right choices is important.
Divorce Mediation Basics
Mediation is a process that helps spouses openly discuss their issues, air their thoughts and preferences, and find common grounds for agreement. It lacks the threatening atmosphere of a courtroom divorce and occurs in an informal setting, where matters are kept confidential.
Divorcing couples can use divorce mediation to address issues such as:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Property division
Advantages of using a Long Island divorce lawyer who is a trained divorce mediator
As an impartial third party, a divorce mediator does not advise either spouse in the decision-making process. Furthermore, a mediator with a legal background from handling cases as a New York divorce attorney can benefit spouses by providing an added dimension to mediation—the legal perspective of divorce. Knowing that your settlements have a sound legal basis in NY law closes the door on legal problems further down the road. A mediator who is a divorce lawyer can explain relevant laws and possible ramifications involved with certain decisions based on New York case laws. Making informed decisions is in your best interests.
We understand that many couples want to avoid courtroom litigation, and we also provide other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, such as negotiation, arbitration, and collaborative law to settle divorces outside of court.
On the whole, divorce mediation and other ADR processes approach divorce more amicably than traditional litigation and tend to result in decisions tailored for your needs and improved communication for future dealings.
Is divorce mediation right for you?
Arrange a consultation with one of our Long Island divorce mediation lawyers. Find out how mediation could benefit your divorce situation. Call Long Island Divorce Solutions at (631)539-9610 or contact us online today.