Our Divorce and Family Mediation Services
Qualified Family Mediator
Divorce is always difficult. It's an emotional and stressful process for both you and your family, and the longer it draws out, the more expensive it becomes. Our divorce mediation services can help prevent you from going to trial. Rather than letting the state courts decide everything in a process that may take years, our confidential and private service allows you to take control and decide everything in agreement with your spouse. This not only makes the divorce process easier, it also makes the relationship afterwards less hostile - which is incredibly important if you have any children involved. Below, you'll find some of the divorce mediation services we offer to couples in the Buffalo, NY area.
Child Parenting Plans
We'll help you and your spouse decide on one of several custody agreements. You can opt for sole legal custody, where one parent has all of the legal rights to the child, and can make decisions without informing the other. You can also look at both physical custody, which determines where a child lives, or developing a shared parenting plan, which decides who gets the kids during what time periods.
In Buffalo, NY, both parents are financially obligated to support their children. Child support is typically set on a case by case basis, and is financial only. The other types of support a parent may provide - emotional, intellectual, and physical care - are not touched on. Family mediation can help address this concerns.
Spousal Maintenance and Alimony
Judged on a case to case basis, it may be the legal responsibility of one spouse to provide financial support to the other. This is done to ensure an economic balance between the two parties, and avoid unfair financial ramifications during the divorce process. Note that alimony is usually at the discretion of the state court.
In a separation, the partners remain legally married. However, the legal agreement sets out the rights and responsibilities of each party. This may include (but is not limited to) child custody and support, property division, and spousal maintenance.
In an uncontested divorce, our divorce mediation services are responsible to help both parties reach an agreement before going to trial. An uncontested divorce can move quickly - and it costs much less than a divorce that goes to trial.
Distribution of Assets and Liabilities
During mediation, we will help you distribute both property and debt. Note that distribution in divorces that go to trial is rarely a 50/50 split, and it's difficult to predict what a state court may do.
Contact Us Today about Our Family Mediation Services
If you think divorce mediation services in Buffalo, NY could be of use to you, contact us and we will help you finalize the process as cost efficiently as possible.
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