Divorce Mediation – How it Works
During Divorce Mediation, divorcing couples meet with an experienced, neutral third-party mediator in a more traditional, formal environment. Divorce Mediation can be done without a court order, but some courts have started requiring it, particularly when children are involved. Often, divorce mediation involves both sides meeting with an attorney at a neutral location. Divorce Mediation may include one or more sessions, depending on the needs of the divorcing couple. Divorce Mediation is often conducted before or after the parties have filed their divorce petitions in a local court and is generally completed in about six months.