Family Law Mediation
Mediation is a cost-effective alternative to divorce litigation. This process provides an opportunity for couples to confidentially negotiate the terms of their divorce agreement or post-divorce modifications. As a mediator, Attorney Scibelli will act as a neutral and work with the parties in developing workable solutions to issues divorcing couples face such as custody, parenting plans, support and property division. Couples may choose to resolve all issues through mediation or they may select a specific issue, such as crafting a parenting plan, to focus on with the mediator. The goal of mediation is to reach a balanced agreement that will work for you and your family and be approved by the Court.
What Are The Advantages Of Mediation?
Mediation provides an opportunity for parties to discuss their problems with a neutral party, the mediator, who guides them to work together to develop a practical solution to the issues presented. Parties work with the mediator to develop solutions that specifically meets their needs and the needs of their family. Solutions developed through mediation tend to more specifically address the unique needs and issues of each family. Mediation is typically more cost effective and results in less emotional stress than the litigation process. Contact our office and we will help you determine if mediation is the right process for you and your family.
How Mediation Works
We would be happy to schedule an initial thirty-minute consultation, free of charge, with you and your partner. At the conclusion of this initial consultation, should you choose to proceed with mediation, you will be sent home with homework to complete prior to our first mediation sessions.
Our office charges a flat rate per ninety-minute session. This cost is typically shared equally by the parties. There is a separate fee for drafting documents for filing with the Court. The total number of mediation sessions required to resolve an issue is controlled by you and your partner.
Mediation can be used to resolve the following types of disputes:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Developing parenting plans
- Division of assets
- Spousal support/ Alimony
- Co-habitation and non-marital parenting
- Grandparent visitation
- Estate planning and probate disputes
- Family business disputes