Divorce Mediation Services
At Divorce Mediation Services of Buffalo, we provide you with control over the divorce outcome and your future. As a neutral third party, our divorce mediator facilitates a holistic, amicable approach to your divorce, but does not represent or advise either party. This process is a meeting of the minds that allows both parties to control the terms of their divorce, crafting an agreement that works best for them and their family.
Divorce mediation is an informal process, proven to be quicker, more discreet and a significantly less expensive alternative to litigated divorce. Our divorce mediator guides both parties to help identify and discuss the issues at hand. Options are then presented and opened to negotiations, resulting in decisions that are satisfactory to both individuals. At the conclusion of the sessions, an agreement will be drafted, outlining all of the mutually agreed upon topics. This document will then be submitted to the Court and made into a legally binding agreement.
During the mediation process, our divorce mediator will help you make decisions about:
Parenting Plans: Our team will help you form a parenting plan. We know that every situation is different, which is why we will help to customize an agreement that will take everyone's needs into consideration, especially your children's.
Child Support: There is very little discretion by the court when determining which factors to use when calculating child support. We will work with both sides to discuss your circumstances and help you develop a suitable plan.
Alimony and Spousal Support: Discuss the presumptively correct amount and tax implications of alimony/spousal maintenance.
Distribution of Assets and Liabilities: Decide how to best distribute your assets, liabilities and division of debt.
Other issues: Pets, extended family visitation, special needs, and health issues.
Benefits of Divorce Mediation:
- Confidential: Secure your privacy in a neutral forum without the stress of a trial or judicial proceeding.
- Quick: The entire process can be completed in as little as one month, and takes (on average) three-to-four sessions, whereas contested litigation can take years to resolve.
- Less Stress: Each party is allowed to direct the process on their own terms, reaching a decision that works for both parties. This approach allows us to move at a comfortable pace, improves your post-settlement relationship, and reduces the negative impact of the divorce on the parties involved.
- Cheaper: The average cost of a litigated divorce in New York State is around $29,000. Mediation is a fraction of the cost!
Don’t Litgate. Mediate
Call today to make an appointment with Divorce Mediation Services of Buffalo. We’re located in Williamsville, NY and serve the entire Western New York area.
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Divorce Mediation Services of Buffalo LLC. Is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or counsel. Each party has been encouraged to be fully advised by their respective counsel regarding the legal, financial, and practical effect of any agreement entered into.