Ever since we were established in 2010, Finger Lakes Mediation and Divorce Coaching LLC has been helping individuals and families going through or considering divorce. We offer divorce mediation services to help spouses across Rochester, Victor, Greece, and Macedon, NY. If you both agree that ending the marriage is the best course of action for your family and children, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Divorce is a particularly contentious issue to take to court. Mediation is an alternative route that can be used to facilitate productive discussions about assets, alimony, co-parenting, child custody, and other relevant issues. Our owner and mediator, Michaele Gantz, is a Certified Divorce Coach and Recovery Coach who strives to make the entire divorce process simple, respectful, and fair.

If the idea of divorce mediation sounds appealing to you, then the question becomes "when should you being the process?". Some couples fully complete mediation before even filing for divorce, while others only turn to this option well after the complaint has already been issued. Regardless of when you begin mediation, however, the important thing to know is that you are in control of the timing. If your main concern is avoiding the fear and uncertainty that comes with the divorce process, then the sooner the better to start. Meeting with a mediator can also help a couple determine if this is indeed the path they wish to go down instead of litigation. It never hurts to consider divorce mediation as an option, and it is never too late to look into it.

Finger Lakes Mediation is a neutral party that considers the needs and wellbeing of every person involved in the mediation process – including children. Learn more about how our practice prioritizes the rights and wellbeing of children here.

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Going through a divorce is stressful and emotionally overwhelming, and trying to separate children, finances, and belongings, can be challenging. Divorce mediation is an excellent way to try and solve problems or disputes between a separated couple civilly. Instead of going straight to the lawyers, try divorce mediation. Below are various reasons you should consider divorce mediation.

  • Less Stress: Separating from your partner is stressful enough, and if you are looking for a way to help take away a little bit of that stress, divorce mediation may be your best option. The primary job of a mediator is to ease tension, remove emotion, and help you come to an agreement amicably. When you choose divorce mediation, you can have peace of mind that there are no taking sides; you, your spouse, and your mediator will all work together to find a peaceful solution.
  • Quicker Resolution: When battling out a divorce case in court, it can take anywhere from 9 months to two years to reach a resolution. The divorce mediation process, on the other hand, takes around two to four months. Divorce mediation is a more relaxed approach and offers a lot of flexibility, helping you reach an agreement in half the time.
  • Saves Money: The cost of getting a divorce varies from state to state, but divorce mediation is significantly less expensive than traditional litigation. Mediation saves you money in various fees involving lawyers, court appearances, motion papers, and more.

At Finger Lakes Mediation And Divorce Coaching LLC, we take pride in providing individuals and families with quality divorce mediation services. Know that the power is in your hands when you use divorce mediation. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve those in Victor, Greece, Macedon, Rochester, NY, and beyond.

We Can Help with Spousal Maintenance & Alimony

Even in the best of times, big financial decisions can put a lot of stress on a family. This stress increases tenfold when it comes to divorce, which will more often than not reshape the financial futures of the spouses.

The issue of spousal maintenance, which is also referred to as alimony, is one of the toughest parts of divorce. Spousal maintenance is a spouse’s responsibility to financially provide for the other spouse before and after the divorce. This matter is often decided by a judge during court proceedings. However, using mediation services puts the decision-making power in the hands of the spouses.

Finger Lakes Mediation is here to ensure that the ultimate conclusion is fair and beneficial to both parties, and that no one is left with an undue burden they cannot reasonably fulfill.