If you’re thinking of separating, or already have, there are many decisions that you and your partner will face as you move into the next phase of your lives.
Until recently, all matters concerning separation or divorce were handled by attorneys, one for each party. Just like legal separation can be an alternative to divorce, Finger Lakes Mediation Services offers an alternative to litigation. More and more people are finding that mediation is cheaper, faster, and most importantly, keeps a separation from turning into an ugly battle.
You don’t have to be friends to come to a satisfactory separation agreement. All you need is to be willing to listen and collaborate. Mediation helps separating partners communicate clearly, which is of utmost importance, especially if children are involved. When you choose mediation, each person will have the chance to state their needs and have those needs met.
At Finger Lakes Mediation Services, your mediator will guide you through the decision-making process, making sure that all have access to the appropriate legal information. Once an agreement has been reached, the mediator will draw up a Memorandum of Understanding.
“Mediation is guiding people through a process of conflict and conflict resolution. I am a neutral third party, so I do not side with one person or another. I keep the communication moving so that they can come to an agreement. People don’t always get everything they want, but with my help, we can reach a compromise that is fair to everyone.”
– Michaele Gantz, owner and mediator