Why Mediation?

  • Want to minimize attorney fees and maximize financial resources toward creating your separate lives?
  • Want to continue an effective parenting relationship with your ex-spouse?
  • Want to protect your children from the emotional turmoil resulting from divorce battles?
  • Want to avoid resentment and continued conflict with your spouse in the years ahead?

If your answer is YES, then divorce mediation is a smart choice for you.

For most divorces, mediation is a better way.

Reduced Cost

Using divorce mediators to help you problem-solve and reach agreement is usually much less expensive than attorney-negotiated, collaborative or litigated divorces. In fact, most estimates find mediation to be significantly less than the cost of adversarial divorces.

Reduced Time

Through mediation, you and your spouse control how much time it takes to finalize your agreement. You avoid the frustrating process of coordinating court dates and attorney schedules, which can drag the process out for weeks, months and sometimes years.

Increased Control

One of the most dreaded consequences of a litigated divorce is that you turn over your power to a third party—and must then live according to that judge’s mandates! In mediation, you choose what is best for you and your family. Findings show that when both spouses agree on a decision, they are more likely to follow through after the divorce, resulting in a more compatible outcome.

Reduced Stress

Divorce is one of life’s most stressful life experiences—for both adults and children. Through mediation, you can avoid the negative effects of an attorney-driven divorce. You’re guided in problem solving, reaching agreement and creating a more harmonious future for everyone in your family, especially your children. The mediation process is more empowering and less stressful—a winning combination during challenging times.

The purpose of mediation is to move your divorce toward the most positive resolution. Divorce mediation can help you side-step stress and heartache and come away with the blueprint for a more promising future.

David Louis provides an initial consultation without obligation to answer your questions and help you decide whether mediation is the right choice for you.

“Divorce doesn’t have to be ugly. There are alternatives to litigation (the traditional adversarial process). Sadly, not everyone knows there is another choice. In fact, many couples, caught between two attorneys battling in court, would have chosen another option if they had known it was available.”

—David Louis