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Divorce mediation, unlike the traditional court-based litigation process, offers a quicker and less stressful solution. With mediation, spouses are in control of their futures instead of being controlled by the system (judge and attorneys).It is also more affordable than a court proceeding. Mediation promotes collaboration between spouses instead of creating division like in litigation where attorneys may aggressively represent their client’s interests.Mediation is a healthier alternative to the toxic nature of court proceedings which can be insensitive and further break down a family already facing overwhelming challenges.

Divorce mediation can help resolve the four essential issues that arise in divorce cases, which include:

Asset & Debt Division

Child Support

Child Custody

Spousal Support

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Our team of experts will closely guide you and your spouse through the mediation and divorce process.

Initial Consultation

Our mediation service is dedicated to helping couples come together to address their separation and divorce issues, outside of court. During the consultation, we discuss your unique situation. We strive to help couples resolve their differences quickly and fairly in order to protect themselves from financial and emotional hardship, as well as promote a positive outlook. In the consultation phase, you’ll have an opportunity to do the following:

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Mediation Sessions

After choosing Resolvium for your divorce mediation needs, we will schedule your first mediation session. Our team of expertly trained mediators will work with you to create a personalized divorce solution.

During the mediation process, our mediator will lead discussions about financial and child custody issues with you and your spouse. Together, we’ll explore and agree on the best ways to resolve any unique concerns in your case. If necessary, we can also bring in additional financial experts like pension, real estate appraisers, or psychologists for delicate child custody situations.

We’ll review and approve all necessary documents to ensure a smooth and successful mediation experience. Trust us to guide you through this difficult time with care and expertise.

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Divorce Resolution

If you opt for our divorce mediation services, the process of finalizing your divorce with your spouse will be easy. Once all necessary agreements have been signed, Resolvium can guide you to our consulting independent attorney (depending on the state) or work with your attorney of choice and will take care of everything for you, including:

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transparent and fair pricing with Flexible Payment Options

At Resolvium, we believe in transparent and fair pricing to ensure that our clients have a clear understanding of the financial aspects involved in the mediation process. Our goal is to provide quality services at a reasonable cost, helping you navigate your divorce journey without unnecessary financial burden.

It is important to note that divorce mediation fees can vary based on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the location, and the specific services required. However, we have outlined some general guidelines to give you an idea of what to expect. Overall, the cost to mediate an entire divorce is between 40%- 70% less of a litigated divorce.

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Understanding the Mediation Process & Fees

Initial Consultation

After the initial intake we move on to the beginning consultation, usually lasting two hours, where we can discuss your unique situation, answer any questions you may have, and provide an overview of the mediation process. During this consultation, there is a flat fee to conduct this service.

Hourly Rate

For ongoing mediation sessions, we charge an hourly rate based on the time spent working on your case. The hourly rate for divorce mediation typically ranges from $250-$300 per hour which is inclusive of all parties. The number of sessions required depends on the complexity of the issues...

Splitting Costs

It is common for both parties to split the mediation fees equally, but this can be negotiated and agreed upon based on your unique circumstances during mediation.

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mediation as a cost-effective and efficient alternative to litigation

It is essential to remember that divorce mediation is generally more cost-effective than traditional litigation with over 70% cost reduction in total. By choosing mediation, you can avoid the high costs associated with hiring separate attorneys, lengthy court proceedings, and ongoing legal battles.

We understand that finances can be a concern during this challenging time, and we are committed to working with you to find a solution that fits your budget. We encourage open communication about fees and are willing to discuss our payment plans or alternative arrangements. Please keep in mind that the information provided here serves as a general guide, and we recommend scheduling an initial consultation to discuss your specific needs and receive a personalized fee estimate.

At Resolvium, we believe in the value of divorce mediation as a cost-effective and efficient alternative to litigation. Our aim is to provide you with exceptional service at a fair price, ensuring that you can move forward with your life while preserving your financial resources.

If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an initial consultation, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you.

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Divorce mediation is a process where a neutral third party, known as a mediator, facilitates communication between two parties going through a divorce. The goal is to help them reach mutually agreeable resolutions on various issues related to the dissolution of their marriage.

The mediator does not make decisions for the couple, but rather assists them in making their own decisions. This process is generally less adversarial and less expensive than traditional divorce litigation, and it can help the couple maintain better relationships moving forward, which can be particularly important when children are involved. At Resolvium, we provide expert divorce mediation services aimed at helping couples navigate this difficult process with dignity and respect.

These issues may include:

  • Division of property and debts
  • Child custody and parenting plans
  • Spousal and child support
  • Any other matters that need to be resolved

Divorce mediation and traditional litigation are two different approaches to handling a divorce. Here’s how they differ:

  • Control Over Outcome: In mediation, the parties themselves have control over the outcome. They work together to reach agreements that are mutually satisfactory. In litigation, decisions are made by a judge, and the parties have less control over the result.

  • Cost: Mediation is generally less expensive than litigation. This is because it avoids many of the costs associated with court proceedings, such as lawyer’s fees, court costs and other related expenses.

  • Confidentiality: Mediation sessions are private and confidential. The discussions and agreements remain between the parties involved. On the other hand, traditional litigation is a matter of public record.

  • Time: Mediation can often be completed more quickly than litigation, since it doesn’t depend on court dates and judicial availability.

  • Relationships: Mediation tends to be less adversarial than litigation. It encourages cooperation and communication, which can help preserve relationships, particularly when children are involved.

While divorce mediation can be a beneficial process for many couples, it may not be the best choice for everyone. Here are some factors that might influence whether mediation is suitable:

  • Willingness to Communicate: Both parties should be willing to openly communicate and negotiate with each other. If there’s a significant communication breakdown, mediation might be challenging.

  • Mutual Respect: Mediation works best when both parties can treat each other with respect. If there is a high level of animosity or one party feels intimidated by the other, mediation may not be effective.

  • Transparency: It’s crucial that both parties are honest and transparent about their assets and debts. If one party is suspected of hiding assets, the transparency needed for successful mediation might be lacking.

  • Domestic Violence: In situations where there’s a history of domestic violence, mediation may not be appropriate due to the power imbalance and risk of intimidation.

  • Agreement to Mediate: Both parties must agree to the mediation process. If one party is strongly opposed to it, mediation may not be feasible.

On average, divorce mediation might take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. However, the length of the divorce mediation process can vary significantly depending on several factors. 

These include:

  • Complexity of the Case: More complex cases, such as those involving substantial assets, business interests, or disputes over child custody, may take longer to mediate.

  • Willingness to Negotiate: If both parties are willing to negotiate and compromise, mediation can proceed more quickly. Conversely, if one or both parties are stubborn or uncooperative, the process can take longer.

  • Availability of the Parties: Mediation sessions are scheduled according to the availability of both parties and the mediator. If scheduling conflicts arise frequently, this can extend the duration of the process.

Divorce mediation offers several benefits compared to the traditional litigation process:

  • Control Over Decisions: In divorce mediation, the decision-making power lies with the couple, not a judge. This allows for personalized solutions that take into account the unique needs and circumstances of both parties.

  • Cost-Effective: Mediation is often less expensive than traditional litigation as it avoids many of the costs associated with court proceedings.

  • Confidentiality: Unlike court trials which are public, mediation is a private and confidential process. The content of the discussions during mediation is not made public.

  • Preserving Relationships: Mediation is generally less adversarial than litigation, which can help maintain a better post-divorce relationship. This is particularly advantageous when children are involved.

  • Time-Efficient: Because mediation doesn’t depend on court schedules, it can often be completed more quickly than litigation.

  • Reduced Stress: By promoting cooperative problem solving and avoiding adversarial court proceedings, mediation can reduce the emotional stress and conflict associated with divorce.

While it’s not mandatory to have separate attorneys during divorce mediation, it can be beneficial. Here’s why:

  • Legal Advice: A mediator’s role is to stay neutral and facilitate discussions, not to provide legal advice. Having your own attorney ensures that you have someone who can provide personalized legal advice and advocate for your best interests.

  • Understanding Legal Documents: Attorneys can help in understanding and drafting legal documents associated with the mediation process and the final divorce agreement.

  • Reviewing the Agreement: Before finalizing the mediated agreement, it can be helpful to have it reviewed by an independent attorney. They can ensure that the agreement is fair, equitable, and in line with your interests.

At Resolvium, we aim to facilitate open and effective communication to help parties find common ground. However, we understand that not all issues may be resolved in mediation, and we’re prepared to guide our clients through their options should this situation arise. If you can’t reach an agreement on all issues during mediation, you have a few options:

  • Continue with Mediation: Sometimes, it may be beneficial to take a break and resume mediation after some time. This could provide a chance for both parties to reflect on their positions or gather additional information.

  • Partial Agreement: If you’ve reached an agreement on some but not all issues, you can draft a partial agreement documenting the points of consensus. The unresolved matters can then be addressed separately.

  • Litigation: If certain issues remain unresolved despite your best efforts in mediation, you may choose to move to traditional court process for those specific matters. A judge can make the final decision on these unresolved disputes.

The mediation process itself is not legally binding. However, once both parties agree on the terms and a written agreement, often called a Memorandum of Understanding or Marital Settlement Agreement, is signed, that agreement becomes a legally binding contract.

This agreement can be submitted to the court for approval and, once approved, it is incorporated into the divorce decree and enforced like any other court order. In other words, violating the terms of this agreement can have legal consequences.

It’s important to fully understand all terms and implications of your agreement before signing. At Resolvium, we emphasize clear, comprehensive communication to ensure both parties fully understand the outcomes of their mediated agreement.

No, you do not necessarily have to be in the same room during mediation. While many mediations occur with both parties present in the same room, there are situations where it may be more beneficial or comfortable to conduct sessions separately. This is often referred to as “caucus” or “shuttle” mediation.

In shuttle mediation, the mediator goes back and forth between the two parties, who are in separate rooms. This can be useful if there is a high level of conflict, tension or discomfort between the parties.

The decision to be in the same room or separate rooms can be made based on the preference of the parties and the recommendation of the mediator. At Resolvium, we aim to create an environment that promotes effective communication and comfort for all parties involved.

Yes, absolutely. Mediation is not limited to married couples. It is a flexible process that can be used to resolve disputes in any type of relationship. The goal of mediation is to help parties find mutually agreeable solutions, regardless of the nature of their relationship. 

These include:

  • Cohabiting Couples: Mediation can help resolve issues related to property division, financial matters, and even pet custody.

  • Parenting Disputes: If you’re not married but share children, mediation can be an effective way to work out child custody arrangements, parenting plans, and child support issues.

  • Separating Partners: If you’re in a domestic partnership or civil union, mediation can help address the same issues that arise in a traditional divorce.

After successful divorce mediation, the following steps typically occur:

  • Drafting the Agreement: The mediator, or in some cases an attorney, will draft a formal agreement based on the decisions made during mediation. This is often called a Memorandum of Understanding or Marital Settlement Agreement.

  • Reviewing the Agreement: Both parties, ideally with their respective attorneys, should thoroughly review the document to ensure it accurately reflects their understanding and agreements.

  • Signing the Agreement: Once both parties agree that the document is accurate and complete, they will sign the agreement.

  • Court Approval: The signed agreement is submitted to the court for approval. Once approved, it becomes part of the final divorce decree.

  • Compliance: Both parties must then comply with the terms of the agreement. If one party fails to do so, the other party can take legal action to enforce it.

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