What is Divorce and Custody Mediation?
Mediation is a process that helps all parties communicate effectively as they clarify information, better understand each other’s perspectives, develop possible alternatives, explore consequences, and make decisions. The mediator will not make decisions about what’s right or wrong or determine how to resolve the conflict. If both parties choose to do so, the mediator can prepare a Memorandum of Understanding containing decisions reached in mediation.
Once a couple has decided to divorce, mediation turns the focus to the present and to tomorrow. Parents can still enjoy being in the same room and can share their kids’ birthdays, graduations and weddings.
Mediation is a confidential process, so the mediator will not reveal anything discussed in mediation without permission from all parties. While all of our mediators are either licensed attorneys or mental health professionals, they cannot provide legal representation or legal advice, counseling or therapy.
Divorce Done Right Divorce and Custody Mediation
Divorce Done Right utilizes one of two mediation models to mediate a divorce, or in some cases, a combination of the two. Research has not shown one model to be more effective than the other. The models are known as “transformative” or “facilitative” mediation.