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6 Key Steps in Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation Orlando

When you and your spouse decide to use divorce mediation to go your separate ways, then you may be puzzled about what will occur during the meeting. Understanding the process of divorce mediation in Orlando will help you feel more at ease. Depending on your unique circumstances, you may not need to go through each step to get your divorce.

  • Protect the Children

    The primary concern of most people entering divorce mediation is their children. When children are involved, it is vital not to destroy them by playing a constant tug-of-war as it can leave battle scars far into the future. Instead, let the divorce mediator in Orlando help you arrive at a solution creating the framework to successfully co-parent together.

  • Settle Finances

    More couples argue over money than any other subjects. When it comes time to go your separate ways, it is essential that you meet each other in the middle when it comes to your finances. You and the mediator will work through many different financial details including child support, spousal support, and insurance obligations. At the end of mediation, you should both understand what your obligations are now and in the future.

  • Handle Taxes

    While we will not pay your taxes for you, part of the mediation process is to examine how your taxes will be impacted by your divorce. This also helps ensure that the person who has not been handling the finances of a failed marriage understands where they stand. Sometimes missed deductions are spotted by our experts allowing divorcees to amend their tax returns and get extra money. During this part of the mediation process, couples should each understand how to file their taxes for the upcoming year.

  • Prepare the Divorce Settlement

    After all the lively discussion and decision making, the mediator will then prepare the divorce settlement. This paper is one of the most important steps because it prepares a judge to grant the divorce to the parties. It should outline each of the points agreed upon during the mediation. Take your time reading this document, and make sure that you understand each point in it.

  • Signed by a Judge

    There is no need to appear before a judge when you use a mediation service. You will get your divorce decree in the mail after a judge has signed off on it. If the judge has any questions, then your mediator will answer those questions freeing you to move on with your life.

There are many reasons that you need to use a divorce mediator as they can help you work through issues that you may have trouble negotiating as a couple who has decided to end their marriage. Contact Do Divorce Better in Orlando to set up your mediation today. You can call them to handle your divorce mediation in Orlando at (407)274-9861. Your future is waiting for you to get your divorce behind you.

Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed mental health professional with a Masters degree in counseling and psychology. She is an expert therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Counseling & Conflict Resolution and is a Florida certified family court mediator. She is also a qualified Parent Coordinator. She specializes in conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution.

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