Alternative to Divorce Litigation
Mediation is a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to divorce litigation. If you are going through a divorce, this is an avenue you should consider. It’s a way to bypass the expensive and uncertain outcome of a trial and encourages amicability and cooperation. Through mediation, the parties have more control over their decisions, including child custody, child support, and division of assets.
Alternative to Divorce Litigation | Memorandum of Understanding
After the mediation, your mediator will prepare what is called a memorandum of understanding. This is not a legally binding document—it is only a summary of the issues you discussed and the agreements that you reached. Each party will bring the memorandum to his or her respective attorneys who will then draw up a legally binding document based on those terms, assuming there are no major objections.
Alternative to Divorce Litigation | Benefits of Mediation
You don’t need to spend great sums on legal assistance during mediation. You are, in fact, saving money by avoiding a trial. Choose an attorney who can help coach you for your mediation sessions, helping you to draw up an outline of the outcomes you desire, look for “global” solutions, and avoid getting mired in minutiae. If you need an experienced Saratoga divorce mediation attorney, please call our office today.