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 is developed using stadard information.
Divorce mediation is an informal process in which your options are discussed, negotiated and resolved. Mediation is discreet, faster and significantly less expensive alternative to a litigated divorce. Our mediator guides both parties to identify the issues, identify the options and help both parties decide which options work best for them. At the conclusion of the sessions our mediator will draft an agreement outlining all of the mutually agreed upon topics. This agreement will then be submitted to the Court and made into a legally binding agreement. Divorce Mediation allows both parties to control the terms of their divorce and craft a agreement that works best for you and your family.
During your divorce mediation process, we’ll help you make decisions about:
Parenting Plans: Our mediation team will help you form a parenting plan. We know that every parenting plan is different. The ideal plan will take into consideration all of your family members' needs - especially your children's needs.
Child Support: There is very little discretion by the court when determining what factors to use when calculating child support. Our mediation team will work with both sides to discuss your circumstances and help you work through a child support 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 distribute your assets, liabilities and division of debt.
Other issues: Pets, extended family visitation, special needs, and health issues
Benefits of Divorce Mediation:
- The divorce mediation process is confidential, securing your privacy in a neutral forum without the stress of a trial or judicial proceeding.
- Divorce mediation takes less time. The entire divorce mediation 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.
- Divorce mediation is less stressful. With mediation, 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.
- Divorce mediation is less expensive than the costs of a litigated divorce. The average cost of a litigated divorce in New York State is around $29,000. Divorce mediation is a fraction of the cost.
Contact Divorce Mediation of Buffalo today. We’re located in Williamsville, NY and serve the Western New York area.
Don’t Litgate. Mediate
Call 716-400-7286 to make an appointment with Divorce Mediation Services of Buffalo, where we can discuss with you what you can expect during the divorce mediation process.
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