Divorce Mediation Services

DivorceNM.com has partnered with the Family Law Resource Group, LLC. to provide Divorce Mediation Services.

Divorce mediation gives you and your spouse a safe, confidential place to address any contentious issues surrounding your divorce. Our trained mediators are there to guide you and your spouse through these tough decisions. The mediator doesn’t make decisions for you, but serves as a facilitator to help you and your spouse figure out what’s best for you and your family. To schedule and pay for the service, click-on the “Register Now” link and follow the online instructions.

  • 4-Hour Mediation Session
  • $550
  • Mediation places you and your spouse in the same room to discuss any disputes surrounding your divorce in a safe and constructive environment. A trained mediator will guide you and your spouse through the questions that must be addressed.
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  • 4-Hour Facilitation Session
  • $650
  • Facilitation offers the same safe and constructive environment for you and your spouse to resolve any disputes surrounding your divorce, but in a Facilitation, you and your spouse will be in separate rooms, and the trained mediator will move between the two of you.
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What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorcing couples face a variety of difficult decisions about their family. Sometimes, these decisions may seem overwhelming. You will have to deal with questions like:

  • How can I still be the best parent to my children?
  • Where will I live? Where will my children live?
  • How will I pay my bills?
  • How will we divide all our property?
  • How much child support will I pay/receive?
  • Will I have to pay alimony? How much?

Divorce mediation gives you and your spouse a safe, confidential place to address these issues. Our trained mediators are there to guide you and your spouse through these tough decisions. The mediator is a neutral party, not a decision maker. The mediator will not side with a person, an issue, or a proposed solution. No outcome will be called right or wrong, better or worse. Instead, the mediator will simply ask questions and guide you through decision-making. When solutions are reached, the mediator will help you and your spouse draft a Mediation Agreement that reflects the decisions you reached together. The mediators will not be representing you or your spouse and their services end after the allotted time has expired.

Divorce Mediation Services Provided by the Family Law Resource Group, LLC.

The following divorce mediation services are available from the Family Law Resource Group, LLC.  To schedule and pay for the service, click-on the link and follow the online instructions.

Please note that all payments are non-refundable.

  • Mediation places you and your spouse in the same room to discuss any disputes surrounding your divorce in a safe and constructive environment. A trained mediator will guide you and your spouse through the questions that must be addressed, such as decisions around children, finances, and property. Brainstorming and working through different options lets you and your spouse come up with solutions that are best suited to your own unique family situation. In mediation, you and your spouse have the power to determine your family’s future.
  • Facilitation offers the same safe and constructive environment for you and your spouse to resolve any disputes surrounding your divorce, but empowers you do so without speaking directly with your spouse. In facilitation, you and your spouse will be in separate rooms, and the trained mediator will move between the two of you. This helps reduce any tension or communication difficulties between you, helping pave the way for an agreement on some the toughest decisions about your divorce. The facilitator will usually be a lawyer to help you understand the pros and con of your position.

Three Tips to Ensure a Meaningful Divorce Mediation Session

The following three tips will help ensure you have a meaningful divorce mediation session with the results you want:

  • Ask yourself that all-important question: What do I really want? If you say you want the house, is it really the house? Or is it staying in the same community, owning rather than renting, or wanting to give your kids a sense of stability? Whatever it is, keep this firmly in mind as you enter negotiations. Maybe you will get the house, but if you remain open to possibilities, something equally good — or even better — has the chance to present itself.
  • State your goals, but name your bargaining chips. Make a two-column list. In one, list your demands, from the house to the flat screen TV to your stock portfolio to your desired child custody arrangement. In the column next to this, list any bargaining chips that are relevant to this item. If you get the flat screen TV, you are willing to give up the iPad or pay $500 cash. If you get the stock portfolio, you are willing to give up a larger percent of your company 401K, etc. The goal of mediation is to find a happy medium in which both parties are content with the outcome. Knowing what you are and are not willing to give up will help strike that balance.
  • Be patient. It would be nice if your spouse could be equally reflective upon entering mediation, but don’t expect this to be the case. If there is a standoff on certain issues, this is where the mediator comes in to help. If you do have private time with the mediator at this point, you may want to share your higher goals to see if this can spark a creative solution to the impasse.

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