Do We Have to Have an Agreement Before Beginning Mediation?

Couples often think that in order to be candidates for divorce mediation, they must have an agreement on all issues before beginning the mediation. That isn’t the case. The role of the mediator is to help the parties reach agreement on issues where they haven’t been able to agree. The mediator can assist on the entire range of issues that exist in divorce and custody cases. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • How to value your house
  • How to deal with retirement plans and benefits
  • Valuing and distributing personal property (furniture, household goods and collections)
  • Creating child custody schedules and parenting plans
  • Matters of support for a child or a spouse
  • Deciding who will be responsible for loans or debts

For more information on this topic or any other topic related to issues of divorce law, custody, support or family law in general, please contact Tim Colgan or call (800) 615-0115.

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