Litigating divorce is sometimes necessary to protect your finances and family. However, it is not the only option, and those looking to resolve issues efficiently and privately may benefit from an approach that prioritizes mediation.
At McCoy Fatula, APC, we are experienced in divorce mediation. If possible, we always seek to resolve disputes as quickly as possible, because it benefits our clients. However, we always stand up for the rights of our clients and will support your rights throughout your case.
Mediation In A Nutshell
In mediation, we will represent your interests as you negotiate with your spouse to resolve all the issues in your divorce, including asset division, spousal support, child custody and support, and all other issues. Throughout negotiations, we will help you by looking out for your interests, anticipating and avoiding potential future conflicts, and ensuring that you understand the full terms you are agreeing to.
If you and the other party agree on terms, we will help draft a marital settlement agreement and submit it to the court. Once approved, your divorce is final — there is no need to go to court. If you cannot agree on terms, it is considered a contested divorce that will proceed as a typical divorce. Keep in mind that disagreeing on some of the terms of a divorce is not a failure. Many divorces, even those that are relatively amicable, are contested divorces.
When Mediation Is Unlikely To Work
Mediation is not right for every situation. For example, both parties must be able to negotiate fairly and have a thorough knowledge of the financial situation of everyone involved. If physical, emotional or financial abuse has occurred, mediation is less likely to be successful. As part of our representation, we will help you establish if mediation is a likely method of resolution for you.
If you would like to know more about this process, please contact us by email, or call us at 800-728-2184. You always work with an attorney at McCoy Fatula, APC, and we help you plan for the long term from the start.