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Divorce mediation explained

If you are getting a divorce in New York, then you have the option of mediation. Mediation is less costly than divorce and can move things along much more quickly. We at Cobert, Haber & Haber do want you to be aware that mediation is only going to work if you are your spouse are open to working together and communicating honestly. It will not work if an open discussion cannot take place. Mediation can handle all the different aspects of your divorce, from child support to asset division.

According to the American Bar Association, mediation is not something that is widely understood, though. You may have a lot of questions about how it works. It is a process where you and your spouse meet with an objective third party to discuss and create your divorce agreement. It is important to understand that it can work in any case as long as you are your spouse are willing to work together. However, if you simply cannot agree on a couple issues, mediation can still help to save time and money because you can still draw up agreements for what you have come to terms on. It will save you time in court, which saves money.

Mediation is also beneficial to your family. Things may be less stressful at home. Coming to resolutions about visitation schedules and child support usually happens more easily with better results, like joint custody arrangements. You also have more control than you would in a court room, so you and your spouse can more easily make arrangements that work best for your family. To learn more about mediation, visit our website

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