• Efficient. The mediation process can usually resolve a dispute more quickly.
• Informal. The mediation process is flexible and informal. The process can
be adapted to the needs of the couple who is divorcing.
• Empowering. The couple is directly involved in the negotiation and
resolution. This may help in the future and a less hostile relationship can
• Confidential. Mediation is a private meeting between the mediator and the
couple. Information disclosed during the mediation process can not be used as
evidence in court cases.
When is mediation less appropriate?
The mediation does not work when one of the two parties do not cooperate in
the process of reaching agreements and create a process so hostile that the
person is not interested in reaching an amicable resolution. In these cases the
use of independent lawyers is much more advisable.
What are the fees for Mediation?
The divorce mediators are usually hired by the hour or for a set price in
advance. The couple decides if either both sides or only one party is responsible
for the costs of the mediation.
If you would like more information, please contact Claudia Olave-Guillermo,
MA. MSSW, 845-364-9226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(This service is not linked to mental health services)