Whether you are leaving the marriage or the person being left, the end of a marriage provokes high emotion, feelings of disappointment, failure and diminished self-esteem. In addition, there are the power struggles which may not end just because the marriage is about to end.
In mediation, the parties use the services of a single neutral party is not allowed to give legal advise to either party. Collaborative Divorce Law allows each party to use a certified collaborative divorce practitioner, and all of the parties work to reach an agreement. Once an agreement is reached, both collaborative attorneys withdraw, and the parties may the select new attorneys for any litigation or to simply put through the divorce.
Mediation and Collaborative divorce can help reduce the anxiety and allow the parties to dissolve the marriage with respect and dignity while making the future well-being of their family the highest priority.
Cassandra T. Savoy is an experienced mediator and collaborative practitioner. Call her to schedule a consultation about mediation or the collaborative process.