Avoid Costly Litigation/ Minimize Emotional Trauma/ Save Time and Stress/ Maintain Positive Relationship
Divorce is stressful and Overwhelming. Mediation is the way to make the best of a difficult situation. You don’t need to fight in court. Enormous legal fees, emotional trauma to both parents and children, wasted months or years of life, and damaged relationships, are always the products of a contentious divorce. Mediating your divorce will allow you to achieve a faster and far less expensive outcome, and will allow you to get a fair settlement that makes sense for you and your family.
There are many aspects to a separation or divorce that must be agreed upon:
If there are Children, who gets custody? What does “custody” even mean” Should you opt for Joint Custody, Sole Custody, Joint Legal Custody, Physical Custody, and what are the legal ramifications of these terms? How do you get advice about the best way to proceed with everything? it’s all very overwhelming. Dr. Winder’s focus in mediation is in clarifying and helping you understand these terms, helping you to understand the actual meaning of custody / visitation / parental rights / child support, and other important parts of the process, and how these will affect you and your child/ren going forward. Mediation is about finding a custody arrangement that works best for everyone, most importantly your child.
The other route is to use a lawyer to fight for your rights – custody rights, visitation rights, child support rights, etc – this is a process that becomes very costly and often turns into an angry, long court battle. In Mediation Dr. Winder can help you review and decide on a custody/visitation/child support arrangement that YOU choose, and that works best for you and your child.