Need Support for Marriage Separation Mediation? Contact the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm
Whether you are looking for a family law mediator, or lawyer to assist in the marriage separation mediation process, contact the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm. When you are going through a separation or divorce, mediation is an excellent tool to resolve your disputes without the expense of going to court. But even if you choose mediation for your family law matter, you should have your own separate lawyer. While a mediator is a neutral third party who helps guide the separation mediation process, your lawyer will work on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected in the settlement. If you want to know more about the benefits of legal mediation services or finding a lawyer for your separation mediation, reach out to the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm to consult with one of our experienced family law attorneys.
How Does Marriage Separation Mediation Work?
Marriage separation mediation is now the preferred method of handling divorce and separation cases in Canada. Mediated cases are generally settled faster, with the results being viewed as more favourable by both sides. If you’ve never been through a mediation process before, you may be wondering exactly how separation mediation works.
The marriage separation mediation process begins with both sides fully communicating their issues and concerns. These could be issues of property division, support, or parenting. The parties can speak for themselves, or have their lawyer speak on their behalf. The two parties can be in the same room, or in different rooms if they do not wish to meet face to face.
The next phase of marriage separation mediation includes gathering information to help with property division and support issues. You may be asked for tax returns, mortgage and investment information, and other financial papers. The mediator and your lawyer can provide information on acceptable documentation.
Getting to the Heart of the Disputes in Marriage Separation Mediation
While the first two stages can be manageable, many find the next stages the hardest to go through. You may need to prepare yourself. This is the time when problems between the two parties are raised and negotiation to resolve the issues begins. Even in more amicable divorces, there can be issues that are difficult to resolve during this stage. The mediator’s job is to sort through the concerns and uncover the underlying issues that need to be resolved, then lead both parties through the process of negotiating solutions to the problems.
While the mediator’s role is to keep negotiations moving forward, your marriage separation mediation lawyer can help suggest solutions and assess the solutions put forward by the other side to ensure they are in your best interest.
When There’s Agreement, It’s Time for Settlement
Settlement is the ultimate stage of a successful marriage separation mediation. The agreements decided in the previous stages are put into writing. Both parties have an opportunity to review, consult with their lawyers or advisors, and suggest revisions before the document is signed and made official.
If you cannot resolve your issues at this point, you may need to go to court for a decision. If your lawyer has been involved in your marriage separation mediation, they will be well-informed of the issues, and ready to advocate on your behalf.
For Marriage Separation Mediation Success, Choose an Effective Mediator, and the Right Attorney for your Divorce or Separation
To give marriage separation mediation a chance at working, you’ll need to choose an effective mediator and the right family lawyer for your case. The mediator needs to be impartial, and agreed-upon by both parties. Your family law lawyer needs to be comfortable for you. They will be your advocate through the case, and you need to be comfortable with their experience, personality, and expertise. Whether you are looking for a qualified family law mediator, or a professional, dedicated attorney to be at your side during marriage separation mediation, you can count on the professionals at the Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm. Contact us to book an appointment, or start your family law consultation online today.
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