How Mediation Can Help You Move Forward

If you’re preparing to go through a divorce, it’s understandable if everything feels a little surreal. A chapter of your life is ending, perhaps rather abruptly at that. But before any new chapters can begin, this one must come to a full and proper close.  

Mutual Sense of Closure

All the decisions made when working with a mediator are decisions that you and your spouse have both agreed upon. It gives both of you a chance to finalize the divorce as peacefully as possible, together. It’s intended to make sure all parties get the best possible outcome in terms of finances, living arrangements, and custody. No single person has the final say in anything, and nothing is finalized until you’re ready for it to be.  

A New Normal

Just as nothing comes to a close until you’re ready for it to, you also get to decide how things will work going forward. A divorce mediation attorney in Long Island is there to help you plan out the first steps after the divorce is finalized. By having some measure of control over things like custody schedules and assets, the entire process feels far less chaotic than it would if you were going through the court. It’s easier to make the transition when you have an idea of what to expect, and you’re comfortable with it.

The Outside Perspective

Your perception of your spouse and your relationship can be negatively affecting your state of mind and emotional well-being. The presence of an objective third-party can help both of you stay grounded and not let your emotions get the better of you in the decision making process.  Because your mediator is representing both of your interests, they will get to know both of you and your situation very well. They are only there to make suggestions and give legal advice based on your situation, not make any decisions for you. You can act in confidence and with a clearer state of mind by having that third person there to keep everyone on the same page with the same goal in mind.

Why We’re Here

Our goal as a business is to give clients a chance to start this new chapter of their life on the best foot possible. Our goal is to help others move through these troubling times without becoming lost or overwhelmed. If you’re looking to work with a divorce lawyer in Long Island, NY who practices compassion as much as they do law, contact the Long Island Center for Divorce Mediation today.