Divorce & Child Custody Mediation

Divorce & Child Custody Mediation

Divorce mediation is one of the most specific areas of conflict resolution, because it involves making serious permanent changes and adjustments in one of the principal elements of our life. It requires male and female mediation specialists. Our divorce mediators have been specifically educated in divorce procedures, difficult conflicts, divorce laws, and the multiple issues that affect people on a personal, professional, and emotional level.

Divorce can be a stressful, complex experience regardless of whether you are a husband, wife, partner, or child. It requires a clear outline, an effective structure, and understandable solutions that are carefully formulated by our clients working with our  divorce mediators. As a result, we methodically assist the parties in the selection of an appropriate mediator and a particular divorce plan to suit their individual needs.

Our divorce mediation services will provide a clear understanding of all of the personal and professional issues involved, including such areas as finances, housing, education, parenting, custody, male and female rights and responsibilities, and sound future planning for all parties.

Alternative Law’s mediation programs allow you to actively participate in all of these crucial decisions that impact the life of you and your family. You can call us for a free initial consolation at 1.800.529.1516 or email us at [email protected].

  • Divorce agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Partner agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Post-divorce issues
  • Pre-marital agreements
  • Reconciliation issues
  • Parenting plans
  • Custody lans
  • Visitation plans
  • Alimony or child support
  • Paternity actions
  • Adoption agreements
  • Parent-child disputes
  • Restraining orders
  • Education plans
  • Housing disputes
  • Relatives disputes
  • Financial statements
  • IRA’s and pensions
  • Bank accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • State and federal taxes
  • Social security
  • Wills and trusts
  • Probate and estates

We all recognize that all people, both men and women, can have different skills in this area. Proper information, disclosure, options and understanding by all parties are also key elements that are necessary in planning for a well considered separation or divorce that will be legitimate, legal, and stand up to the test of time.

While divorce can be accomplished in a systematic fashion, we also believe that both parties should have time to properly assess and understand the mediation process and carefully explain their individual situations.

Divorce is a difficult and stressful time for everyone. Please carefully go over your options with one of our mediators. While mediation works for the vast majority of families, we understand that there are always some exceptions. For this reason, for the first session, there will no charge and no further obligation.

What may be important in a divorce process?

In our divorce process, for both men and women, spouses and partners, there are many components that are necessary to insure that a divorce will reduce expenses, be complete, and will hold up over time. In order to successfully accomplish these goals, we will help you outline your needs and define your priorities. Together, we devise a plan that is sensitive to your unique family circumstances and one that both of you find fair and acceptable. Your unique plan is confidential and specific, we will answer all of your questions to the best of our ability.

We have also included answers to some general questions about our services such as:

How much time does it take?

Each dispute and case is unique in its own ways and requires different needs and resources. As a result, no estimate of time can be precise. However, we have an initial range for divorce cases which average 7-10 sessions, with each session lasting 1-2 hours.

How quickly do you respond?

Mediation is usually a very personal process. Although you are presently on the Internet, divorce mediation still also requires telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings. Unlike other services, we encourage you to call us first with no charge or obligation, so that we may answer any other questions that you might have or to provide you with any additional information. Our toll-free number is 1.800.529.1516.

What does it cost?

While quality is the most critical ingredient in the mediation process, cost is also a very important component of any professional service. People often choose mediation because they receive excellent personalized service that reduces the acrimony, lessens the emotional toll on the parties, and cuts the time and the costs of adversarial litigation process. Our rates range from $50 per hour per party to $245 per hour per party depending upon the complexity of the dispute and the qualifications and experience of the mediator.

What location is the best for me?

Alternative Law is a very flexible organization with many centers for meeting clients throughout the United States. If our offices are not suitable or convenient, we will always arrange for a convenient meeting place for all concerned.

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