How We Do It

Divorce Mediation is an amicable solution for couples and families to meet in a neutral and cooperative setting. Safer Divorce empowers both parties through a collaborative decision-making process, resulting in better communication between couples and reduced time for agreeable resolutions.

Process of

Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation has numerous facets as couples work through compromise and decision. Not every divorce requires each of these areas for negotiation.

  • Custody and Parenting Schedule
  • Assets and Liabilities Discussion
  • Support and Shared Expenses
    • Child Support
    • Alimony
    • Maintenance

Once discussions are complete, the following steps will occur

  • John creates a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) at Court
  • The court delivers the order

Mediation facilitates productive and effective communication between parents when discussing custody, child support, and other aspects of child care.

  • No Expensive Divorce Attorneys
  • Constructive Communication
  • Minimal to no Impact on Children
  • Final Divorce Agreement

Steps of the Divorce Mediation Process

I have been a certified divorce mediator since 2008. My experiences with couples and families have successfully followed these steps through mediation

  • The introduction/initial meeting
  • Three sessions/ three areas
  • Information gathering/Communication
  • Review Attorneys Plaintiff Defendant
  • Draft Mediation Memorandum
  • Prepare a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA)
  • File MSA
  • Obtain Final Divorce

How to prepare for divorce mediation?

Here are some tips to help you and your spouse or partner.

  • Prepare to communicate clearly: Be prepared to communicate your needs, wants, or experiences.
  • Consider your triggers and reactions
  • Time should be spent in a productive way to reach an agreement
  • Utilize joint sessions and private sessions with the mediators
  • Think about your children
  • Gather the appropriate documents that are necessary for the process. Be prepared with the following:
    • Recent pay stubs
    • Past W2 and 1099
    • Marriage certificate (Certified copy)
    • The copy of the prenuptial agreement, if applicable
    • A list of your assets and debts
    • Any Court filings
    • Any other documents

Need Mediation Advice?

We provide mediation services specifically directed at your needs and issues as they relate to your place of residence. We are certified in both New York and Pennsylvania. Video conferencing is available.

Call us:

New York at 518-608-6018 or
Pennsylvania at 267-756-7063