DIVORCE ENDS A MARRIAGE BUT
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER.
TAKE CONTROL OF
YOUR DIVORCE THROUGH MEDIATION.
"Mediation is the most sane, efficient and humane way to resolve the issues of divorce...."
MEDIATION is an active process in which the mediator helps you identify all the issues that need to be covered in
your separation. Your mediator will help you determine and resolve the issues associated with divorce, division
of marital property, spousal/child support, child custody/visitation, and related issues. Divorce Mediation is conducted
so that there should be no "losers" - one spouse should not win at the expense of the other. Divorce Mediation
helps you both find a "win/win" solution to your divorce-related issues.
is a non-adversarial process helping people negotiate directly and dissolve marriages once the decision to divorce or separate
is made. We provide you with the opportunity to negotiate mutually beneficial terms in total privacy. Mediators
do not represent any person nor provide legal advice.
DIVORCE MEDIATION helps identify key issues concerning
the division of marital property, support, parenting, and plans for the future. It helps eliminate the painful "win
- lose" atmosphere that is part of all adversarial divorces. The process is a mutual search for a reasonable resolution
where neither partner "wins" at the other's expense. Resolutions can only emerge from the process with a settlement
created and accepted by both.
KEY ASPECTS OF DIVORCE MEDIATION:
It is non-adversarial.
You are partners in decision-making.
It is mutual. You both must agree on solutions, or there is no agreement.
It helps clarify areas of conflict
& agreement. Most couples have some conflict, and some agreement. The mediator helps you limit
the conflict and discuss issues productively.
It gives you power. You control your own decision over your own lives.
It is best for your children.
All of the discussions are tempered by the fact that you are both parents of your children and you will have a continuing
relationship as parents after you have ended the spouse relationship.
It is cost-effective. Mediation costs are much less than costs
associated with the traditional litigation process. There are no retainers involved. Mediation fees are available
on a sliding scale (income verification required).
It is confidential. Mediation sessions are held in a private office setting and are
is convenient. Mediation sessions are scheduled at your convenience. Sessions can be set as soon
as your schedule allows. Facilities are available in East & West St. Tammany Parish and additional locations are
available if required.
works. Most mediations are successful on most, if not all, issues presented.
IS DIVORCE MEDIATION FOR YOU ?
Separation and divorce will bring both emotional and physical changes for families. When couples separate,
they need to discuss many issues, including plans for parenting their children, division of property and future financial
arrangements. Stress and conflict may result from these discussions. The manner in which these conflicts are explored
and resolved greatly influences a family's adjustment to separation or divorce. All too often, while lawyers, judges
and the Court system determine a family's future, the family members feel like bystanders in their own separation or divorce.
MEDIATION is a way for family members
to resolve their conflicts before, during or after a separation or divorce. It is possible to come to an agreement that
balances the interests of every family member, even in the face of anger, fear or hurt. Mediators are neutral professionals.
They help participants clearly define the issues in dispute, keeping open the lines of communication, and promoting rational
discussions and acceptable agreements. Mediators do not make decisions for the family. They help participants
make the decisions the parties believe to be in the best interest of their family.
MEDIATION may not work for all families. Participants
must be willing to work whole-heartedly to resolve their conflicts.