If you are unsure if mediation is right for you, it is often helpful to hear what someone who has been through the process has to say about it. Below is a review from one of my recent mediation participants, “Richard G.,” who used mediation to quickly, inexpensively and amicably resolve a divorce involving minor children:
“The process of mediation was a positive experience that allowed us to agree in writing to all the terms of our divorce including a parenting plan in a non-confrontational environment. Alona, our mediator, was exceptional during our difficult time. She didn’t “pick sides” and instead focused on how we could effectively compromise to facilitate our divorce. This spared us otherwise costly attorney’s fees.”
“When you successfully mediate you save thousands on attorney fees and your divorce decree is submitted to the court by your mediator. Mediation allows you to move on with your separate lives more quickly. It was nice that we didn’t have to appear before a judge in a court and instead were notified by mail when the decree was official.”
“Having two children together and the impact of our divorce on them was a big concern. The mediation process allowed us to agree to the terms of our split without dragging out the process in a bitter war for years. Because of this my relationship with my x-spouse is cooperative allowing us to continue responsible parenting for our children.”
Alona M. Gottfried is a family law mediator and attorney in Arizona. If you have questions about mediation, she can be reached at: 480-998-1500 or email@example.com. This is a general interest article only and is not intended to be legal advice. See a legal professional before making legal decisions.
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