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Divorce mediation is a client-centered process in which an impartial third party (the mediator) meets with a divorcing couple to help them reach a mutual and informed agreement of the terms of their divorce or post-divorce dispute.
Mediation recognizes that divorce is an emotional event as well as a legal one, and that guilt, anger, fear and other emotions must be acknowledged in order to reach a mutually-agreeable resolution.
Mediation provides a safe setting for clients to communicate their needs and interests with each other while focusing on principled problem solving such as fairness, self-determination and the best interests of all family members.
In this process, the parties themselves are in control and are empowered to make their own decisions. Mediation seeks to reduce the tension and trauma of the divorce process, something which traditional litigation often exacerbates.
Mediation can be a more productive, more expeditious, and more affordable option than traditional divorce litigation.
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