National Family Mediation Shrewsbury

A divorce or separation can be the cause of many stressful and difficult times.

Family mediation Shrewsbury is less expensive and stressful than litigation. It can help couples save a lot of time and money. During a divorce, couples can go through various feelings such as anger, betrayal, sorrow or frustration. It also causes a lot of stress such as stress about the future, finances, well-being of the kids and losing the family home.

National Family Mediation Shrewsbury helps couples reduce that stress by assisting them to reach a settlement fair to both parties. Mediation is not adversarial, so it allows couples to focus on the critical issues without feeling defensive or combative.

What to Expect During Family Mediation

The mediator guides couples through the negotiation process by dealing with one issue at a time like child support and custody, spousal support as well as asset division. The goal of mediation is to give couples more control over their separation or divorce process and come up with a mutual agreement that will work best for them and their children. The mediator helps keep hostility away while guiding them toward conflict resolution.

National Family mediation Shrewsbury can also finalize a divorce much more quickly than litigation. A litigated divorce usually lasts months or years, especially if unpleasant depositions and court hearings are needed. A mediated divorce usually lasts only a few sessions. Sometimes, an agreement can be reached in just one session. Each session usually lasts 1 to 3 hours. A shorter divorce process means lesser expenses, which can reduce financial stress for both parties. The shorter the divorce process, the sooner the couple can go on with their lives separately.

What to Expect During Family Mediation

The mediator guides couples through the negotiation process by dealing with one issue at a time like child support and custody, spousal support as well as asset division. The goal of mediation is to give couples more control over their separation or divorce process and come up with a mutual agreement that will work best for them and their children. The mediator helps keep hostility away while guiding them toward conflict resolution.

Family mediation can also finalize a divorce much more quickly than litigation. A litigated divorce usually lasts months or years, especially if unpleasant depositions and court hearings are needed. A mediated divorce usually lasts only a few sessions. Sometimes, an agreement can be reached in just one session. Each session usually lasts 1 to 3 hours. A shorter divorce process means lesser expenses, which can reduce financial stress for both parties. The shorter the divorce process, the sooner the couple can go on with their lives separately.

Issues we help with During Mediation

Some of the issues that are usually addressed in mediation include financial issues. Both parties should plan their financial future and how their kids will be supported. They should also decide how assets like a family home, pensions, bank accounts, investments and retirement accounts will be divided and whether either spouse needs alimony.

Another issue that will be discussed during mediation is the family unit’s restructuring. Both parties should reach agreements on issues like parenting, living arrangements for the kids, parent access and child care and education.
The mediator guides both parties in addressing these matters. Going to trial is extremely expensive and requires both parties to spend a lot of time on lawyers to defend them and expert witnesses to testify for them at trial. Legal fees are not exactly cheap. Both parties are also required to hire accountants, business appraisers, pension experts, real estate appraisers or stock market experts. The fees of these experts are not cheap as well. They can charge thousands of dollars to testify.

Both parties can benefit if a mutual agreement is achieved through mediation. Mediation is confidential and allows the couple to make decisions about their future. Couples can get on with their lives more quickly. Parties are also more satisfied with the terms they come up with in mediation than the terms decided by the court. Mediation brings both parties to the bargaining table where they can safely and confidently explore settlement options.

The mediator may also recommend that the spouses hire an attorney to help them understand and address certain issues that cannot be handled through family mediation. National Family Mediation Shrewsbury can help couples who have decided to go through mediation to settle differences and find a solution to conflicts between them. There are also ways to reduce stress during a divorce such as fun hobbies, physical exercise, meditation and enough sleep. Surround yourself with caring, open-minded people who can give the mental and emotional support you need.