How long will it take to resolve a Divorce through Mediation?

Some issues, such as division of personal property, may be settled quickly, while other issues, such as parenting arrangements or spousal support, may take longer.

However, in order to reach an agreement that is satisfactory to both parties and which takes into account your particular needs and concerns, there is no substitute for a structured mediation process that has been developed by experienced mediation professionals.

The organization, skills and planning of an experienced mediation attorney will help you reach a comprehensive, satisfactory resolution in the timeliest manner possible.

Do I need to hire a Lawyer for Mediation?

You are not required to hire a lawyer for Divorce Mediation. However, it is strongly recommended that you hire an experienced mediation attorney to guide you through the mediation process and most importantly, to advise you regarding the final, binding agreement you will be signing, to ensure that there are no important omissions and that your interests are adequately provided for.

Deirdre is a trained mediator. It can often be better to hire a mediator to help you negotiate an agreement for divorce or other family law issues. Negotiating your own resolution can be less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful.  You are more likely to be satisfied with the results than through the adversarial approach of litigation. Mediation will put you both in control of the outcome.