The divorce process can be an emotionally challenging experience for many separating spouses. In some cases, the build-up of negative emotions and the struggle of negotiating in court can lead to a high-conflict divorce case that is financially and mentally detrimental to both spouses.
To avoid this scenario, many spouses are turning to mediation as a divorce option. Mediation allows couples to peacefully settle their divorce agreements by encouraging honest communication and cordial negotiations in a safe space. Besides avoiding the stress of litigation, most couples are also able to save both time and money by completing this process.
Mediation can be remarkably successful so long as both spouses are willing to cooperate and be transparent about their assets. At DiPietro Law Group, PLLC, our attorneys have successfully guided many separating spouses through the mediation process. When you schedule a consultation, our attorneys can explore your legal objectives and determine if mediation best suits your situation. If you decide to proceed with the mediation process, one of our lawyers can act as your mediator and help you develop a thorough divorce settlement.
Contact our mediation lawyers in Washington, D.C. at (202) 902-9587 to learn more about the benefits of this process.
The Mediation Process
This divorce option can only be effective if both spouses are willing to fully participate in the mediation process. In divorce mediation, a neutral mediator is responsible for negotiating the terms of the divorce while allowing both spouses to have full control over every decision. It’s essential that both spouses are present for every meeting.
Most mediators use a 5-step process to settle a variety of standard divorce matters out of court, including: asset and property division, spousal and child support, and child custody.
The 5-step mediation process includes:
- The Introductory Stage
- The Information-Gathering Stage
- The Framing Stage
- The Negotiating Stage
- The Concluding Stage
One of our attorneys can serve as your mediator and guide you through each step of this process. With our guidance, you can finalize a peaceful divorce settlement that benefits all parties. Once you and your spouse have made every necessary decision, we can prepare the written settlement for you both to sign.
Start the Process Today
Contact DiPietro Law Group, PLLC if you’re planning to file for divorce and want to discuss out-of-court divorce alternatives, including mediation. Our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of many divorce law disciplines and can help you explore your legal options.
Call DiPietro Law Group, PLLC at (202) 902-9587 to schedule a consultation.