Your Resource For Alternative Dispute Resolution
Deciding how to physically separate can be a difficult conversation. Discussions regarding the finances of physical separation and what arrangements work best for your family are often the first conversation.
If you are a parent, you must have a conversation to decide how to co-parent the children in two different homes.
If you have accumulated property and debts during the marriage you must have a conversation about how to divide those items.
If you are not financially self-sufficient you must have a conversation about cash flow; how the income streams that have been supporting one household will be divided to support two households.
In short marriages and marriages without children, the spouses may find that they are able to effectively talk about these matters "at the kitchen table." A mediator can assist in making sure all areas are addressed and can efficiently draft the Memorandum of Understanding at the conclusion of the mediation.
Couples who have been married for a substantial period of time, who are raising children together, or who are experiencing conflict and difficulty communicating may find it more effective and safer to have these conversations in mediation conferences with a skilled neutral. The parties can decide whether to attempt to resolve the issues in one meeting or to set up multiple meetings if they choose.
Mediation is not just for 'simple cases.' CDSS mediators specialize in working with interfaith couples, couples in high conflict, and families with issues with special needs children. Let us help you."
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