Couples who resolve their divorce through mediation have more control over the resolution and the process. Mediation is meant to develop a resolution that fits the family’s needs and that both parties are happier with than a decision entered by a Court.
The mediator acts as a neutral third party to facilitate and mediate the discussions. The mediator does not personally represent either party and cannot give either party legal advice; however, the mediator can educate the parties on the law. While the mediator cannot appear in court, the mediator can draft and file all documents with the courts, with informed consent by both parties. Further, the mediator can provide tools to aid in the parties’ discussions, such as calculator tools for dividing assets or calculating maintenance/alimony, to help them make informed decisions. The mediator facilitates discussions and lays out all of the options so that the parties can keep their own voice in the decision-making process. The Wisconsin-based legal professionals at Renier Hotopp Law Offices, LLC can help.
What are the benefits of mediation?
- The couple has more control over the outcome
- Less emotionally exhausting
- The couple has more of a collaborative approach as to what they would like their divorce to look like
- The couple walks away feeling like they both won
- Quicker process
- Less expensive
What is the divorce mediation process?
Prior to the first session, we gather information pertaining to drafting the Petition for Divorce. The mediator schedules your first session and directs you as to what to bring with you. The mediator has several sessions with each couple to discuss their goals and concerns, any agreements they have in place, gather financial information, and create a parenting plan. The final session is to create a Marital Settlement Agreement, including the couple’s agreements. The mediator creates a final Marital Settlement agreement, gathers the couple’s signatures and forwards the necessary documents to the Court and schedules the couple’s final default divorce date.
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Here at Renier Hotopp Law Offices, LLC in Wisconsin, we are passionate about providing creative solutions to family law situations. We aim to provide quality resources for individuals who would like to make their own decisions in a cost-effective and harmonious manner.
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