Finding a divorce mediator can seem like an intimidating process and you want to find someone that you can trust. Divorces can be extremely tough and working with someone that has gone through a similar experience is comforting and nice. Amber is a divorced parent of two school aged kid and also a step parent and her unique experience helps her understand the importance of being a mediator, and making sure that she does her job being open-minded, efficient, effective, respectful, informative, and non-judgmental. As she has walked the similar path, she has felt similar concerns and fears and wants to guide you through the journey in the best way possible.
Divorce Mediator Near Me
Divorce mediation is about you and your soon to be ex-spouse deciding your own divorce and what is best for both of you and if applies, your children. In mediation you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party and with Amber’s help work through the issues you need to resolve so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably and cost effective as possible. The most common issues that mediators help resolve is distribution of property, child custody, child support, retirement and taxes.
Cost and Time of Marriage Counseling
The length of mediation varies from couple to couple and depends on what issues have been agreed upon prior to mediation, how willing couples are willing to negotiate and the scale of property owned together. Also, the amount of time spent in mediation is contingent upon you and your spouse’s willingness to come to agreements that are equitable for both parties and your willingness to do what is in the best interests of your children. On average mediation takes 4-10 sessions, and takes about 3 months, compared to court which on average takes 18 months. Furthermore the cost of mediation is on average 1/5th the cost of bring your case to court.
Couples that go through divorce and do not work with a mediator report that they are unsatisfied with the results compared to couples who use mediation that reported feeling satisfied. When bringing your case to court, you and your spouse do not get to make the decisions you want but rather have the lawyer and judge work your case and make decisions for you. Why have people who know nothing about you tell you how you are going to live the rest of your life.
If you are seeking trusted mediation for your divorce, look no further than AMS Mediation. Amy offers a free one hour consultation and is ready to help you through these difficult times.