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.

 

 

 

POST DIVORCE MEDIATION

     In Post Divorce Mediation we assist couples ( many of whom are new to mediation and did not use mediation in their divorce) to "tune up" or reconsider parenting or support agreements that once made a great deal of sense, but later require changes to reflect new circumstances. For those who think the divorce is the end of the road with their estranged partner, they are ill-advised.

    
The reason post-divorce issues arise, is simply that people's lives change. Your lives, your children's lives, and living arrangements are some of the things that might change. Even though you covered all the issues relevant at the time of the divorce, there is no way to predict how future events might bring about the need for an adjustment in your agreement. As an example, the visitation agreement that you made initially might need amendment in light of a new job or a new relationship.

     As your children grow, their needs change, too, and what was appropriate for a six year old, might not work for a teenager. Also, there will be weddings and grandchildren and holidays; having had children together, which will require some communication with your ex-spouse/partner.

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