|Divorce & Family Mediation
has been providing private divorce mediation since
| Mediation takes place in
a private, neutral setting. Both spouses and both
Mediators, Tom Flemming and Colleen VanSickle, are
|With us, mediation will take
at least two sessions to reach agreement on all
issues and prepare all the required paperwork
to complete your divorce.
|Sessions usually run one to
two hours and cost $360 per hour. Sometimes it
takes less time and occasionally it takes more
time. We are also available to meet at other times
|In addition to the Mediation
sessions, you will also have to make one short
court appearance to finalize your divorce. The
appearance is a formality. You will have been
provided all paperwork which will have been approved
by the courts. You will be given a script.
|Private Mediation is not available
through Divorce & Family Mediation when there
is domestic physical violence.
|In the first session, all
issues: custody, visitation, parenting, retirement,
investments, assets and property are discussed. You will receive a completed set
of documents to file for your divorce.
|After the statutory waiting
period of two months (without children) or six
months (with children), a second mediation session
is held. At this meeting all details necessary
to finalize your divorce are addressed.
|Private Mediation is done
on a "pay-as-you-go" basis. There are
no retainers or hidden charges. Payment is due
at the time of each meeting.
is neutral. We do not represent either party.
We require full disclosure and seek an equitable
solution that is achieved through cooperation.
is an excellent way to economically negotiate
your divorce. The process of guided, cooperative
negotiation is personally empowering.
|If you need more
information, please call us at (269) 324-0003.