Divorce Mediation is a process by which couples who have deemed it necessary to bring their marriage to an end attempt to resolve their disputes in a collaborative and mutually beneficial way, instead of via confrontation and litigation.
You and your spouse work together with a divorce mediator who represents neither party’s separate interests. The divorce mediator serves as an unbiased third-party guide to assist you and your spouse in obtaining the goal of a peaceful settlement of your issues without the high cost of litigation and separate attorneys.
The goal is for you and your spouse to engage in an open dialogue to make decisions together. The divorce mediator helps to foster those discussions by understanding the law as it applies to your specific case and goals. The divorce mediator plays the role of an advisor and guide but does not serve to impose decisions upon you or your spouse.
By reaching a resolution through divorce mediation that serves the best interests of you and your family, it has been shown that the terms of the mediation settlement agreement tend to be complied with more than orders of courts or settlements negotiated after hostile and contentious negotiations or litigation. This gives greater security and peace for your family after the process is complete while keeping matters civil and respectful during the divorce mediation process.
At Berger, Fischoff, Shumer, Wexler & Goodman, LLP, your divorce mediation journey is guided by Steven E. Shumer, an attorney practicing law in the area of divorce/family law and divorce mediation since 1992. Proceeding through the mediation process with an attorney is different than with a certified mediation specialist who often has no experience in court nor familiarity with judges’ tendencies in the county in which you and/or your spouse reside. Having more than 75 years of combined matrimonial, family law and divorce mediation experience, the attorneys at Berger, Fischoff, Shumer, Wexler & Goodman, LLP possess the unquestioned ability to help you and your spouse reach your desired goal of an amicable and peaceful resolution that allows you to remain civil and often friendly after the process is complete. Keeping the anger and stress of court out of the process often helps to keep you and your spouse more focused on resolving your differences in an amicable way that benefits the entire family.
Steven E. Shumer and the attorneys at Berger, Fischoff, Shumer, Wexler & Goodman, LLP, can help you and your spouse as they have helped so many others in working with parties to arrange for an amicable settlement with reduced stress, cost and conflict via divorce mediation.