Mediation

An Alternative to Costly Contested Divorces

Village Law Group offers mediation services, which enable a couple to dissolve the issues involved in the dissolution of their marriage in a dignified manner and without the expense of contested divorce proceedings. Mediation provides an opportunity for divorcing couples to maintain and/or establish a respectful relationship going forward. This is especially important if there are children involved. The mediation process allows the parties—not a judge—to jointly make decisions about the division of marital property, parenting arrangements, and child and spousal support issues.

Choosing to mediate is a good choice for couples who want to peacefully settle the dissolution of their marriage. While divorce is a difficult decision and one that should not be rushed into, the divorce proceedings do not need to be difficult and lengthy. A couple interested in alternative dispute resolution has the option to carry out their wishes in an efficient and respectful manner with mediation services.

Mediation is a frequently used technique in negotiating divorce settlements. It focuses on you and your soon-to-be-former spouse and what you both can agree to. Once you have settled any outstanding issues related to the dissolution of your marriage, you will both be able to move forward with your lives. Ending a marriage in a respectful manner could be the easiest way to move forward, when both parties are committed to resolving their issues themselves, instead of needing a third party (the judge) make the difficult decisions for them.