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What To Expect At Your Michigan Divorce Mediation Session

Prior to your first mediation session, the mediator will talk with each party to assess the dynamics between the parties, screen for domestic violence, and explain the mediation process. Once the case is deemed appropriate for mediation, the mediator will provide the parties with an Agreement to Mediate, Mediation Questionnaire, Monthly Income, and Household Furnishings forms and ask them to bring supporting documentation to the mediation session.

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An Overview Of The Divorce Mediation Process

The mediation process begins with an initial client interview in which the mediator explains the mediation process, gathers information and screens for domestic violence. Mediation takes place in a neutral, conference room like setting. If either party has retained an attorney, the attorney may attend mediation but is not required to do so.

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Mediating Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Mediation requires a safe, fair and non-coercive process. In order for a mediation to be successful, there needs to be a balance of power among the parties. Both parties need to feel free to discuss feelings and concerns without the possibility of retaliation so that they can negotiate effectively.

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Current issues in divorce cases involving children

What happens when a parent with physical custody of a child moves and enrolls the child in a new school district? Often, the other party files a motion trying to prevent the change.

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Four Things Every Divorcing Couple Should Know About Mediation

People often fail to recognize that although divorce may be the end of a marriage, it is not necessarily the end of a relationship. The involvement of children, family, friends and property often dictates that divorcing couples remain in contact in some manner.

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Post-Divorce Mediation Agreements

It is important to address matters as thoroughly as possible when a couple gets divorced. However, even when all parties involved have done their best to cover every possible scenario, unforeseen circumstances can arise that result in a change in circumstances that affect one or both of the parties. When these unforeseen circumstances arise, it may be necessary to modify a divorce judgment. Mediation offers the same benefits and can be as effective with post-divorce disputes as it is with pre-divorce disputes.

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Mediation’s Role in Legal Separation Cases

The same issues arise in proceedings for legal separation as divorce proceedings. For these reasons, mediation can prove as advantageous in a proceeding for separate maintenance as it can in a divorce proceeding. Mediation can save spouses time, money, allow them to retain control of their futures and avoid lengthy litigation proceedings.

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