What is Divorce Mediation?

A mediator is a neutral third party that helps individuals resolve disputes through compromise and settlement rather than through litigation.

We believe that Divorce Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce process are two options that are available to resolve your divorce without having costly child custody battles. Mediation also minimizes the acrimony that divorcing couples often experience.

Mediation and Collaborative Divorce are usually faster and therefore, more cost-effective, in resolving child custody conflicts. Divorce Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce process avoid time consuming and costly courtroom child custody litigation.

When your marriage ends, traditional divorce involves a courtroom process that that can raise tensions, and where the court makes the binding decisions. Divorce Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce process allows divorcing couples to decide the outcome, rather than having to accept the terms of an imposed court order.

An experienced Mediation and Collaborative Divorce attorney helps divorcing parents overcome their obstacles to work out an equitable divorce and a realistic parenting agreement that focuses on the interests and needs of the children first, and minimizes the conflicts, even in tense situations, between divorcing couples.

Is divorce mediation the right process for you?

Divorce Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce process are not right solution for everyone. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have a history in your marriage of abuse, whether it is physical, verbal, emotional or sexual? Do you or your divorcing spouse have a history have mental illness, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and/or criminal activity?

If you answer yes to the above questions – contact an experienced family law attorney that works with victims of domestic violence, abuse, and with mental illness issues in marriage. An experienced family law attorney will help you decide which divorce process is best option for you and your children.

  • Does your marriage have a history of compromise and making decisions together?

Were you and your spouse able to agree or compromise on other important decisions? For example, purchasing or renting your home or your apartment, on your car purchase, where you decided to live, what school your children attend, the religion of your children. If the answer is yes or mostly yes, than Divorce Mediation or the Collaborative Divorce process could be an option for you.

  • Do you believe your spouse is hiding assets?

If you do believe your spouse is hiding assets, contact a family law attorney that has experience uncovering potentially hidden assets.

  • Do you believe that Divorce Mediation or the Collaborative Divorce can work for you?

Mediation and Collaborative Divorce can be a much more pleasant and less costly method to end your marriage, but you will need to honestly evaluate your own personality traits, your history in your relationships, and the amount of assets that need to be divided between the two of you.

Contact a Waukesha Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Contact an experienced Family Law attorney to discuss if Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Divorce is the best option for your situation. Factors you may wish to consider in selecting a Wisconsin Family Law attorney include mediation training and certification, mediation experience and their location.

Since 1990 Jane Probst’s guiding principle is to do what is in the best interests of any children involved. Jane will work closely with you to find the best solution that fits your unique situation. Favorable outcomes can be reached through divorce mediation, negotiation, or if needed, in the courtroom.

Probst law firm focuses solely on family law and we have decades of experience in all areas of Wisconsin Family Law, including:

• Traditional Divorce and Complex Divorce
• Business Owners in Divorce
• Child Custody and Child Placement (Visitation)
• Interstate Child Custody Matters
• Child Support & Spousal Maintenance
• Guardianship and Grandparents Rights
• Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights
• Same Sex Couples
• Domestic Violence
• Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial agreements.
• Paternity