Domestic Mediation
Private Mediation


Oakland County Court Appointed 
Domestic  Mediator


Offices in Farmington Hills, Southfield,
Bloomfield Hills , Berkley
Phone: 248-821-3103
Email
info@themediationadvantage.com
Website
www.themediationadvantage.com




About  Divorce Mediation- As you enter the next stage of your life your family matters continue to impact you and your children’s lives. The function of Mediation is to simplify your family matters in the most productive and beneficial way possible for all. Divorce Mediation aims at reducing tensions, not increasing it in a non-adversarial forum. Divorce Mediation is for people who want to retain control over the decisions that affect their lives as well as not wanting their children caught in the middle. The average mediation time is 3-10 hours, taking into consideration your financial circumstances and cooperation.  Sessions are scheduled for two hours each and are usually a week or two apart.  Avoid the costly, nerve-wracking legal system. Divorce mediation gives you the chance to try before committing an exorbitant amount of time and money to the courtsThe Mediation Advantage will guide you through aspects of your pre- and post- divorce issues We facilitate productive communication, assist the mediation to stay on task , offer options, strategies and resolutions and minimize consequences- to be mutually acceptable- which best serve the needs for  both of you and your children. Through extensive training and experience, mediators can suggest creative solutions to problems that the parties may have considered "unsolvable". Divorce Mediators deal with every issue involved in the dissolution of a marriage: Distribution of Marital Property and Debts, Child Custody, Vistitation, Child Support issues, and Spousal Support..Mediation is also for couples who do not have children, or whose children are grown.

    1.  Mediation is a very sensible option as long as you are reasonable, willing and able to cooperate for the sake of your families new and ever changing circumstances. Fighting, arguing, and blaming each other in a marriage or similar relationship can lead to more of the same while trying to resolve the issue. The consequences of continuing in this manner can include protracted litigation, increasing costs, a reduced standard of living, and significant damage to your children's emotional health.  What kind of divorce do you want? Some people want to go in guns blazing. There are a LOT of attorneys who just love clients like that because they know they can make a lot of money off of you. Mediation is NOT for you, if you seek revenge, control,  involved in domestic violence, and hidden marital assets.  We do not give legal advice.  We recommend attorneys who can review your case and determine the legalities of your circumstances. In addition we assist you with accountants , clergy and therapists as needed.

      Mediation is a very sensible option as long as you are reasonable, willing and able to cooperate for the sake of your families new and ever changing circumstances. Fighting, arguing, and blaming each other in a marriage or similar relationship can lead to more of the same while trying to resolve the issue. The consequences of continuing in this manner can include protracted litigation, increasing costs, a reduced standard of living, and significant
    damage to your children's emotional health.
damage to your children's emotional health.

 

 

 

HELPFUL TRANSITION TIPS

Mediators help couples separate their spousal role, which is ending, from their parental role, which is continuing.

Keep it private! Your children shouldn’t have to go through your legal issues. Keep them out of legal discussions and arguments, don’t make them stress more than they already

  • Be loving! Make sure your child feels safe, comforted, and loved.
  • Be supportive! Your child is sensitive about your feelings towards the other parent. Be respectful, supportive and aware of the other parent.
  • Support contact! Contact between your child and the other parent is essential, make sure they both know you agree with it.
  • Give them one on one time! Make sure the other parent has opportunities to respond and help out troubles made my children.
  • Encourage family! At this critical time, it’s important for your children to talk to relatives: aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins. Family is the most important thing right now.
  • Be alert! You and the other parent are making emotional and life changes during this period, make sure you’re aware your child knows that.
  • Communication is key! You know your kids best, and they know you too! Communicate, listen, respect, and understand. The best tools during this time with your family is understanding.
  • Take your time! You and your partner need time to transition through these changes. Understand none of this will be done overnight, and taking your time is the best remedy to coming out with less emotional stress.
  • Don’t be choosey! Your children shouldn’t have to choose which parent they favor, so don’t make them make this decision.
  • Don’t use the message system! Your children aren’t in the middle, so don’t make them relay messages from you to the other parent.
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