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Michigan Divorce Mediator: An Alternative To Divorce Court

The decision to end a relationship can be very traumatic and emotional. Parties may experience an array of emotions such as fear, resentment, doubt, betrayal and anger. The decision to divorce affects children and family as well. For those contemplating divorce, or those parties who have already filed for divorce, mediation can be a great alternative to litigation.

A court battle can be a long, drawn out, and emotionally draining experience that causes immense stress to all involved. Mediation can lessen that stress by helping parties resolve their own conflicts and come up with their own mutually agreeable settlement agreement. Unlike the adversarial nature of litigation, mediation involves mutual problem solving where the parties generate options they believe best resolve the conflict. In addition, mediation is faster and less expensive than a court battle.

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How Michigan Divorce Mediation Works

During mediation, couples meet with a neutral mediator and identify issues that need to be resolved. The mediator gathers information, facilitates discussion and aids the parties in coming up with a mutually agreeable settlement. The process is private and confidential. It is also less adversarial, more efficient, and less emotionally draining than going to court. Mediation encourages post-divorce cooperation and assists parties in making the difficult transition from being a married couple to a single person. Mediation also helps lessen the effects of divorce on children by allowing parties to make decisions they feel are in the best interest of their family.

How Michigan Divorce Mediation Can Help

Mediation is not just for parties that agree on issues. More often than not, mediation facilitates communication between parties that find it hard to explore possible solutions. The most successful mediations involve parties that are willing to discuss issues, negotiate and compromise. Neither party should leave mediation feeling completely satisfied, but both should leave feeling their needs have been met.