What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is a process by which an impartial third party, the mediator, assists the parties (the husband and wife) in discussing and coming to agreements regarding their divorce and associated familial concerns. This form of family dispute resolution focuses on a variety of family issues, depending on the type of divorce mediation used.
Topics that may be covered in court appointed divorce mediation include child custody, visitation, and access.
With voluntary divorce mediation topics may also include child support, child education and religious upbringing, child discipline, alimony or spousal support, division of property, division of debts and any other concerns that may arise.
The purpose of divorce mediation is to allow the parties to come to more amicable divorce agreements that both parties support. When mediation is used in a divorce, the parties are more likely to follow the terms of divorce and to seek mediation as a course of action to settle any family disputes or disagreements that may arise after the divorce is final.