Marian Kromkowski and Matthew Posner of Kromkowski & Posner, P.C.

Divorce Mediation

Getting a divorce, no matter how simple or complex the situation may be, puts an emotional and financial strain on everyone involved.
There are many unsettling changes to deal with: finding a new place to live; handling new financial responsibilities; custody arrangements; and the uncertainty of not knowing what the future will bring.
The prospect of going to court can be equally intimidating. That’s why more and more couples are turning to resolution methods where the focus is on working together to come to a settlement everyone can live with.

THE MEDIATION OPTION:
Divorce Mediation OptionsIn mediation, the couple hires a trained, impartial person to help them resolve disputes. The mediator acts as a guide, encouraging communication and writing agreements.

Both parties come to understand the issues and develop creative solutions. Most importantly, the parties stay in control of their family decision-making.

Usually, through mediation, parties reach an agreement more quickly and economically. Mediation can work for couples that have decided to divorce as well as for couples that want a separation but are unsure about divorce or partners who have never been married but may have children and/or property matters that need to be resolved.

Advantages of mediation:

  • Mediation is confidential and private
  • There is no public disclosure of personal issues or finances
  • The process promotes communication and cooperation
  • It allows you to control the decisions that affect your future
  • It enhances future family relationships by reducing conflict
  • Mediated divorce agreements are more likely to be followed than court-imposed settlements
  • Mediation is usually quicker and less expensive than litigation
  • We encourage people to look to the future, instead of the past
  • You’ll benefit from having an impartial third party helping you.
  • Divorce Mediation Options Helpful Links

    HELPFUL LINKS:

    General information about divorce, family support, paternity, custody, parenting time, child support, and spousal support.
    http://courts.michigan.gov/scao/selfhelp/intro/family/domrel.htm

    Resolving Your Dispute . . . . . . Without Going to Trial
    http://courts.michigan.gov/scao/resources/publications/pamphlets/ADRbrochure.pdf

    Easy-to-use clearinghouse for mediation information can be found at:
    http://mediate.com/

    Associations of Conciliation Courts – international and interdisciplinary association dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes
    HERE

    Website featuring articles about the impact of divorce on children and parents, question/answer area (which includes legal, financial, psychological, and real-estate information), and a chat area.
    www.divorceonline.com

    Website is the oldest and largest international divorce resource offering a virtual community, a nationwide listing of divorce lawyers, collaborative lawyers, divorce financial planners, mediators and information about divorce-related issues.
    www.divorcenet.com