Mediation is a relationship-oriented, flexible, and confidential alternative dispute resolution option. Mediation allows you and your spouse to participate in the divorce process and control the outcome.
Mediation allows for creative solutions and provides certainty and finality while meeting the particular needs of your family.
Selecting mediation is especially important if children are involved. Mediation allows you and your spouse to effectively and efficiently work through the financial and legal issues, such as child custody, parenting time, child support, and the many other important issues that are part of a written parenting plan, without destroying the parental relationships that will continue long after the marriage has ended.
As your Mediator, I can help you and your spouse reach an agreement that you can accept and embrace as your own. The mediation process is voluntary and confidential.
During face-to-face meetings, I can assist you and your spouse in generating different options for resolution that are tailored to your family, including but not limited to these areas:
- Division of marital assets and property (cars, houses, investments, retirement)
- Allocation of debt and other financial obligations
- Parenting time
- Child support
- Alimony or spousal support
The advantages to mediation:
- No court battles
- More control over the negotiation process
- More responsive and accommodating to the uniqueness of your family
- Time to be creative
- Cost effective
There is nothing easy about going through a divorce for either you, your spouse, or your children. However, mediation can be less overwhelming and less expensive than a traditional divorce. My goal as you mediator is to understand both of you and help you understand each other and your goals and interest for yourself and your children.
Once you have reached an agreement on all issues involved in your divorce. I can prepare your formal written agreements to submit to the court to obtain a Decree of Divorce or Judgement of Dissolution of Marriage.
For nearly 30 years my practice in Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas and the northland in Kansas City. Missouri has focused exclusively on family law. I am proud to be a divorce and family law mediator helping coupies become empowered decision-makers. To learn more about the benefits of mediation contact me to schedule a consultation.