Mediation Team

Divorce is more than a legal problem.
Our approach includes interactive team relationships between clients and neutral professionals to assure a positive and cost-effective process. In addition to the lawyer mediator, child and financial specialists are available to meet each family’s unique needs.

Role of the Clients
● Be respectful, transparent, and cooperative
● Actively and honestly communicate
● Provide necessary information and homework
● Consider the interests and needs of your spouse/partner and children
● Focus on the big picture, long term goals, and current/future impact on your family

Role of the Lawyer Mediator
● A licensed lawyer a neutral third-party educator and guide through the legal process
● Drafts court-required legal documents
● Assures a full exchange of information and informed decisions
● Promotes communication to help clients create a reasonable resolution
● Connects with any specialists and consulting lawyers to assure efficiency

Role of the Child Specialist
● A licensed mental health professional with expertise in children and families
● Meets with parents to assist with how to tell children and help with family changes
● Meets with children to bring their “voice” into the process
● Provides child-focused feedback to assist with family transitions
● Helps parents communicate and create a workable co-parenting plan

Role of the Financial Neutral/Specialist
● A licensed financial professional with expertise in separation and divorce issues
● Reviews and analyzes income, assets and debts, including analysis of tax effects
● Assures both clients understand all financial information to make informed decisions
● Assists in generating options and understanding of current and future financial impact
● Provides neutral and creative input to support positive financial outcomes for the family

 

Please note that our experienced professionals are available to speak to your group or organization. For more information, contact us at 414-939-6707 or click on the “Schedule A Speaker” icon in the menu bar.