What Is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce Attorney GlendaleDivorce mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process that allows you and your spouse to resolve all the issues in your divorce without courtroom litigation. You work with a neutral third-party mediator who helps you consider all of the decisions that need to be made in your divorce so that you can reach a written agreement that will end your marriage.

A divorce mediator is a trained professional, usually an attorney, who is skilled in helping couples decide on their own how to resolve all the issues of their divorce.  The mediator guides you through the process, but does not make any decisions for you. Instead, your mediator empowers you to decide things together. Divorce mediation allows you to determine on your own how you will handle child custody, child support, spousal support, property and debt division, and any other decisions that need to be made as part of your divorce.

Divorce mediation has many benefits. It is faster than a courtroom divorce and you can move the process along at your own speed without waiting for court appearances. It is less expensive than a litigated divorce because you both work with one mediator instead of having two attorneys litigate your case. Mediation offers a lot of flexibility, allowing you to implement creative solutions that are custom-designed to fit your family’s needs, instead of imposing cookie cutter plans as often occurs in court. Mediation teaches negotiation and conflict-resolution skills so that you will be able to resolve issues that pop up in the future on your own. Mediation greatly reduces conflict. Instead of making divorce a competitive and adversarial process, mediation encourages cooperation, insight, and compromise.

The skilled attorneys at the Sampair Group are ready to assist you with divorce mediation and all your family law needs in the Phoenix, Mesa, and Glendale areas of Arizona. Call us today.