What Can I Expect At a Divorce Mediation?

Divorce Mediation Process

Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through in their life. The process can be long, drawn out, and emotionally draining. In many cases, divorcing couples are able to come to an agreement without having to go to court. This is where divorce mediation comes in. In this blog post, we will discuss what you can expect when you attend a divorce mediation session.


It’s a Voluntary Process

First and foremost, it is important to understand that divorce mediation is a voluntary process. This means that both parties must agree to participate in the mediation sessions. If one party does not want to participate, the mediation cannot move forward.


The Mediator

Divorce mediation is typically conducted by a neutral third party who will facilitate the discussions between the divorcing couple. The mediator will help the couple identify areas of agreement and disagreement. The mediator will also help the couple brainstorm possible solutions to their disagreements. 


The Goal and Role

The goal of divorce mediation is to help the divorcing couple reach an agreement on all aspects of their divorce, including child arrangements, property division, and spousal support. It is important to note that the mediator does not have the authority to make decisions for the couple. Rather, their role is to help the couple come to an agreement on their own.


Winners and Losers

During the mediation process, each party will have the opportunity to state their case and explain their perspective on the situation. It is important to remember that there are no winners or losers in divorce mediation. The goal is for the divorcing couple to reach an agreement that works best for them and their children (if they have any).


The Duration is Dependent

The mediation process can be long or short, depending on the complexity of the divorce and the willingness of both parties to compromise. In some cases, it may take only a few sessions to reach an agreement. In other cases, it may take several months.


What Happens After the Divorce is Finalised In Court After Using a Mediator

Once the divorce is finalised in court, the terms of the agreement will be binding on both parties. This means that if either party does not uphold their end of the agreement, they can be held accountable in court. If you are considering attending a divorce mediation, it is important to consult with an experienced divorce solicitor, beforehand. They can help you understand the process and what you can expect. They can also provide you with legal guidance and representation during the mediation sessions.  Divorce mediation can be an effective way to reach an agreement that works for both parties.

Going through a divorce is never easy, but divorce mediation can help make the process a little bit easier. It is important to remember that the goal of mediation is to reach an agreement that works best for everyone involved. With the help of an experienced mediator and solicitor, you can make sure that your rights are protected during the mediation process.

If you have any questions about what to expect at a divorce mediation, or if you would like more information about our services as mediators in Leicester, Derby and Nottingham, please contact us today. We at Family Law Mediation are here to help!



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