What to Expect
MZG Divorce & Family Mediations' Process
Divorce and Family Mediations, LLC recognizes how destructive the Court system can be on families during a divorce. That’s why we’ve designed a process that helps couples unwind their marriage while minimizing long-term damage.
Our method is non-adversarial. We use mediation to minimize conflict while helping you work together to craft the best solutions for your unique situation.
Setting Up Your Initial Session
If you think MZG Divorce and Family Mediations is the right choice for your family, you may contact us by phone or email to set up a consultation. Our mediator will speak to you on the initial call and share the Divorce and Family Mediations process. If you decide this divorce method is right for you, you will need to have your spouse contact us and they will receive the same information.
If both parties agree to use Divorce and Family Mediations, you will send an email to the mediator letting her know you and your spouse are in agreement and want to begin the process. Both parties will receive a Client Intake Form to fill out and give to the mediator at the Initial Session so she can get a better understanding of your situation.
Below is the general timeline of the Divorce and Family Mediations’ process. It usually takes around six months, but because of our flexible scheduling, you are ultimately in control of the length of the process.
The Divorce & Family Mediations Process Timeline
During this meeting, both parties will fill out the necessary paperwork to start moving forward and ask any questions they have about the process.
COUNSELING – 2 to 4 weeks
Counselors provide a sounding board for the couple, helping to direct them towards the future and deal with the emotional strain of the breakup of a marriage. Parents will receive co-parenting education.
PRO SE FILING FOR THE PETITION FOR DIVORCE
In order to help save you more money, you will file for your Petition for Divorce pro se, meaning either you or your spouse can file without having to go through a lawyer.
If you have children, you will be given tools to help your children through this life change by building a plan to share the responsibility of raising your children as co-parents.
You and your spouse will work with the mediator to develop a plan for distributing your assets and debts.
FINAL MEETING TO SIGN THE MEDIATED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
The mediator can provide the original copies of the signed Mediated Settlement Agreement to an attorney to finalize your divorce.
Let’s Open the Door to a New Future for Your Family
The Divorce & Family Mediations process reduces the stress and expenses of divorce while building a foundation for a positive future. There is a better way to get a divorce, and Divorce & Family Mediations is ready to help you. Contact us here whenever you’re prepared to set up a consultation.