Finding a Resolution Through Divorce Mediation
A divorce can cost you substantial time, money and stress. Mediation can take less time, cost less money and cause less stress. If divorce mediation is an option you and your spouse are willing to explore, contact Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott, P.A., in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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Divorce mediation may help you reach a mutual agreement.
There are many issues involved in a divorce. The two parties can either agree on how those issues are resolved or the court will make the decisions. An agreement reached in mediation will better fit the needs of your particular situation by allowing you to discuss and reach creative solutions and, most importantly, by allowing you to control the outcome rather than a marital master or judge.
In mediation, both sides are heard. You don't have to be in agreement on any issues when you enter the process, except for one — you both need to agree to try mediation. Each party can bring up issues and concerns in the confidential and private setting of mediation. Through the guidance of the mediator, you can begin to resolve matters such as property division and distribution, debt division, support and child custody.
The court may order mediation. If there are children under age 18 and if there are no domestic violence issues, the court may order family law mediation. Through extensive experience, the courts and family lawyers know that mediated agreements are more likely to fit the particular needs of both parties and the family.
You can rely on a trained, experienced mediator. Attorney Christine Woodman Casa has completed court-approved family law mediation training. She has the legal knowledge, experience, compassion and patience to help people reach agreements that work well. As a mediator, she is neutral and does not advocate for or represent either party against the other. Both parties should have their own lawyer review any divorce agreement before signing.
At our law firm, you can find a trained mediator, or you can find a lawyer who can represent you in mediation. Contact us for an appointment to discuss family law mediation and whether it would work for you. We represent family law clients in New Hampshire and Maine.