Divorce Mediation

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation is a cooperative, collaborative process that is voluntary, confidential, affordable and efficient.

Self Determination

Working together, you and your spouse restructure your family, focusing on your needs and the best interests of your children. The alternative is having a judge, who does not know you or your family, tell you what to do.

Saves Time and Money

Mediation is a finite process that results in a mutually acceptable agreement which allows couples to move on with their lives. Litigation can drag on for years, even after the judgment of divorce is signed. Mediation is also much more affordable than litigation.

Positive Impact on Parents and Children

The mediation process helps couples alleviate the anger and hostility often present in the household by focusing on positive and effective communication. The effective communication skills you practice during mediation may help reduce the trauma to your children, who tend to suffer less emotionally if their parents communicate effectively.

Mediation vs. Litigation

Divorce Mediation is a non-adversarial, cooperative and collaborative process that focuses on shaping a new future.

Divorce Litigation
Rehash the Past

  • Mandatory – Initiated by Spouse
  • Public – In Court
  • Extremely Costly; Can Drag on for Years
  • Adversarial, Antagonistic Process
  • Attorneys Speak for You
  • Win / Lose Scenario
  • The Court's Schedule –The Judge's Decisions
  • Uses Children as Pawns
Divorce Mediation
Reshape the Future

  • Voluntary – Joint Decision
  • Confidential – In a Private Setting
  • More Affordable, Quicker and More Efficient
  • Cooperative, Collaborative Process
  • You Speak and Listen for Yourself
  • Mutually Satisfactory Agreement
  • Your Schedule – Your Decisions
  • Protects Children

The Mediation Process

The Mediation Process is a structured series of steps that begins with helping you determine whether mediation is right for you, and continues through the preparation of legal documents.

Free Consultation

Jonas Family Law offers a free consultation where we discuss your specific situation and determine whether mediation is right for you.

Mediation Sessions

We conduct private mediation sessions in a comfortable, non-confrontational environment.

Consult an Attorney

The mediator is neutral third party that does not "take sides". The mediator can describe the general parameters of matrimonial law but cannot give you legal advice. Each party is urged to consult their own attorney and have the documents reviewed before signing the agreement. Once signed, the document become a legally binding contract.

Reach Agreement

Through collaboration, communication and cooperation, the mediator helps both parties reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.

Sign Papers

Documents are prepared to record the agreement, and both parties sign to indicate acceptance.

Receive Final Documents

Jonas Family Law prepares all necessary legal documents to effect an uncontested divorce in New York State.

Contact us for a Free Consultation

We offer you a free, no-obligation consultation so you can decide if mediation is right for you.