Family Lawyer Anita Savage Explains Mediation During A Divorce

One of the best ways to keep your family outta court is through mediation. It's a process where you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party. Sometimes you have attorneys that represent you and sometimes you don't. More often you do, and you and your spouse work through all of the kinds of issues that a judge would normally decide. So for instance, how to divide your property, how to handle parenting time with your kids, how to handle finances with regards to the support of your children. It also allows you to control the pace at which you are processing the information. It depends on what you and your spouse think is best in terms of making decisions for your family. The agreements that are made in mediation, if you sign off on them, they are binding. They are actually a contract that the court must enforce. The best part about a binding mediation is that even though there may not be a divorce decree that's in effect yet, you now know the rules in which you and your spouse are gonna follow post-divorce. So it allows you to know exactly what you're gonna do with your children and exactly how the money is gonna be divided, so that you can build your life post-divorce in the best way possible for you.

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