What is Divorce Mediation?

Andrew Hatherley, CDFA®

September 21, 2017

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an intense four-day Divorce Mediation Training. The training was hosted by the Family Resolution Institute in San Diego. Over the weeks to come, I will share more about mediation but for now let’s begin with the basics.

First, what is mediation? Essentially it is a process in which parties in dispute (it doesn’t have to be divorce) meet with a neutral third party, a mediator, who helps them discuss and negotiate their issues and develop their own agreement. In the context of divorce, Divorce Mediation adds other dimensions from Family Law:

  • how assets and debts are divided
  • where children reside and go to school
  • what religion they will be
  • what medical care they will receive
  • children’s extracurricular activities
  • who will pay which expenses
  • spousal and child support

At the core of the mediation process is the belief that families are better equipped to make decisions for themselves and their children than a judge who does not know them.

To learn more about the process, call us at 702-835-6960.

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