Susan is the catalyst for reducing pain and stress in the difficult process of separation and divorce. She will meet with you to help navigate all the issues you face
Susan’s knowledge and professional Mediation experience will guide your discussions in a positive way allowing you to focus on decisions and creative solutions for child support, custody, spousal maintenance, property, retirement and more.
. . . And with less pain, less time, and less money.
Your decisions are documented. Your agreements are recorded. You will receive referrals to other resources if deemed necessary. Susan is here for you.
Contact Susan to begin Mediation. It will be a faster more
The initial meeting is our conversation about the Mediation Process we can undergo together. You will be asked to review and return with a signed Agreement to Mediate, prior to getting started with the actual Mediation.
Timing and Goals
You will want to agree on the time-frame pertinent to addressing your goals. Property listing, year-end banking statements, severance packages, and any other time-sensitive issues including school district registration and day-care and pet-care programs can be discussed.
You will be provided with lists to accurately define your current financial situation. W-2’s, Schedule C’s, property values, bank statements, financial statements, credit card balances, mortgages, loans, lines of credit, and all other financial assets will be addressed. We will also provide you with a budget template to help access your future needs.
Complicated issues such as pensions or private businesses may require advice from a specialist or to obtain true values. Tax consequences will also be discussed. You will be repeatedly asked, “Is there anything else you would like to address?”
How Many Times Do We Meet?
The number of meetings depends on the complexity of the negotiations. We will begin by defining your goals and issues. Meetings generally occur in two-hour segments. It may take two to five or more sessions to come to
Once the Memorandum of Understanding is complete, what’s next?
We meet again to review your Memorandum of
What if I cannot be present for a Mediation appointment?
There is no question that
Can Mediation Work in Hostile Disputes?
Conflict is natural and can be better managed through the Mediation process. A good mediator has experience diffusing anger. Strong emotion can be calmed through the process, guiding both parties to