When ex-spouses have a disagreement concerning one or more issues arising from their divorce, they will benefit from post-divorce mediation. Examples of disagreements which may arise after divorce are when one parent requests a change in the parenting schedule, or there is a difference of opinion as far as the responsibility of college costs for their child. Other post-divorce problems occur when one party seeks to modify the amount of child support or the amount of alimony. The disagreement may be a private dispute between ex-spouses or it may be a dispute in which legal action has been initiated. The mediator will assist both parties in reaching a mutual resolution.
Post-Divorce mediation includes both joint and individual sessions. A joint session means that both clients meet with the mediator, and an individual session means that each of you meet separately with the mediator. You may consult with attorneys or other professionals at any time during the course of your mediation, although this is not required. The appointments are scheduled for two hours, however, if a client leaves prior to two hours they do not pay the full two hour charge.
Upon reaching agreement, the mediator shall prepare a written document, which, depending on your situation, may be a Memorandum of Agreement, a Court Modification, or an Amendment or an Addendum.