There are distinct differences between mediation and collaborative divorce, but they both are options that focus on creative solutions and keeping the clients in control of their divorce terms. Mediation can be attorney-assisted or with just two parties participating. Anique can mediate for both court-ordered mediation as well as private mediation when the parties want to settle terms and agreements prior to filing the first legal papers in court.
Mediation can also be used to determine terms for trial separations, pre-nuptial agreements, post-marriage agreements, and other family law situations like post-divorce financial modifications of support or child-related issues.
Once the mediation process is complete, and settlement terms are agreed upon, the mediator will provide you with a clear written summary that will serve as the basis for terms in the legal documents that must be submitted to the court. If you have your own attorney, you can provide them with the mediator’s summary so they can prepare the necessary petitions, settlement agreements, and judgments to submit to the court.
Talking with Anique can help you determine if mediation or another process option is best for you and your spouse. She can provide you with a description of her process for mediation and how it might work for your case.