We Can Help You Reach A Cost-Effective Agreement
Divorce is painful enough without the added strain of a protracted legal process. If you have decided to dissolve your marriage, it’s worth considering divorce mediation to reach a settlement.
Our attorneys at MeehanLaw, LLC, represent divorcing clients in mediation so they can resolve issues on their terms in less time and for less money. We provide sound legal advice so you can have confidence that the agreement you reach truly addresses your concerns and upholds your rights.
Reaching A Mediated Agreement In Connecticut
Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution that enables parties to dissolve the marriage without going to court. In divorce mediation, spouses meet over a series of sessions to resolve major issues such as alimony, division of marital property, child custody and child support. It involves a neutral third-party facilitator, the mediator, who guides discussions toward a compromise.
Neither party gets everything they ask for, but they also are not forced to accept any terms. To make sure your agreement upholds your rights, you should have your own family law attorney review it.
Why Choose Divorce Mediation?
There are numerous advantages to mediating a divorce:
- Save time: You can schedule mediation sessions when you are free and work at your own pace.
- Save money: You can split the cost of one mediator and avoid bills for discovery.
- Undergo less stress: Mediation is a cooperative process that can actually heal wounds caused by the divorce.
- Protect your privacy: Your sessions are confidential, and no one keeps a record of what you say, whereas court proceedings are public record.
- Control the outcome: Couples in mediation agree only to terms they find acceptable.
Mediation is worthwhile for most divorcing couples. However, if you have been the victim of domestic violence or emotional abuse, or if you can’t trust your spouse to make a truthful, voluntary disclosure of finances, you probably should go to trial to enforce your rights. You can read our frequently asked questions page for more information.
Prepared To Represent You At Trial
Sometimes, mediation reaches an impasse. When this happens, the couple can present a partial settlement to the court for approval. The court then schedules the other issues for trial. Mediation is not binding, so you can walk away at any time.
Contact Our Divorce Mediation Attorneys For A Initial Consultation
MeehanLaw, LLC, represents Westport residents in divorce mediation procedures. To get trustworthy advice and solid legal assistance, call 203-989-2949 or send us an email to schedule a consultation at our Westport office.