- 90% less expensive than litigation;
- Confidential and private;
- On your time schedule, not the court's;
- Tailored to your family's needs;
- Divorce litigation over property, parental rights, and pride destroys families.
- Divorce Mediation
We will settle your divorce, property distribution, child support, spousal support, alimony, alimony pendente lite or custody issues in a sane, sensible and fair way at a reasonable cost.
The cost of court is high both financially and emotionally.
Divorce mediation offers a sane, sensible, and affordable alternative.
We craft a settlement that works for you and for your family. Our divorce mediators work with you to explore options, get the information you need to make good decisions and reach your own agreements, keeping you in ultimate control over your future. We can prepare and file on your behalf: Agreements, Stipulations, Petitions, Complaints, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) etc.
- Premarital Mediation
A mediated prenuptial agreement or premarital agreement helps Couples prepare and plan for a long-lasting, successful marriage.
We will facilitate and design a fair, respectful and loving premarital agreement so you can relax and enjoy every moment of your wedding.
Premarital Agreement Mediation:
Puts you on the same page before you get married so you stay on the same page
Takes both fiancées' needs and wishes into account so the agreement is balanced and fair. Improves communication on important issues like finances and planning a family
Talking about a premarital agreement is hard. Premarital mediation facilitates communication so that you can have a balanced, respectful discussion which ensures that your prenup is tailored to your mutual and individual needs.
Our mediators also negotiate post-nuptial and post-marital agreements.
- Same Sex Couples' Mediation
Our mediators will help you resolve your cohabitation, separation or custody issues in a sane, sensible and fair way at a reasonable cost.
From adoption to ending a relationship, same-sex couples experience many of the same complex relationship issues as heterosexual couples. But there are also problems that are distinctly unique to gay and Lesbian couples. Some of these issues stem from societal stigmas, while others are borne out of unique obstacles created by the law.
Our team of experienced mediators will guide you through the ever-changing legal framework of domestic partnership and help you dissolve your relationship, develop a custody agreement, or negotiate your co-habitation agreement in a sane, sensible and fair way at a reasonable cost.
- Parenting Plan Mediation
Peace of mind is important, especially when your children are involved.
Our mediators will resolve your custody issues in a sane, sensible and fair way at a reasonable cost.
Parenting Plan Mediation:
- Keeps focus on the children's best interests
- Helps you make lasting, sound decisions about parenting, physical custody, and legal custody
- Tailors your custody agreement to yours and your children's needs
- Improves co-parenting and co-parent communication
- Keeps you out of court, saving money, time and emotional toll
Our custody mediation and parenting plan mediation services assist divorced, divorcing and never-married parents in working together to develop a child-centered custody plan and improve your ability to co-parent.
- Modification/Post Divorce Issues
After your divorce, separation, or paternity case is finalized, Our mediators can resolve issues that come up later like modifying support, custody or adding details to your Judgment.
Even if you didn't mediate your divorce or separation, you can mediate any modifications to your separation agreement or divorce judgment.
Consider mediation for modification of:
- Your custody arrangements and parenting plan;
- Child support and spousal support;
- Property settlement, especially when things didn't work out as planned
Child Custody Mediation and Parenting Plan Modifications Mediation: Children change as time goes on, and as a result their needs change. Your needs as parents may change, too. Child support and parenting plans can be modified when circumstances change. Using mediation, you can modify your parenting plan, custody arrangement, or child support so that your new plan works for both the children and the parents.
Child Support Modification Mediation: Child support is modifiable in the event that circumstances change. The change may be to your income, the other parent's income, your child's needs, or a combination of all three. Mediation can help you communicate about co-parenting issues and child support. Mediation can help you find a solution that takes all of your needs, and your child's needs, into account.
Spousal Support Modification Mediation: Because most divorces that include spousal support keep the amount modifiable, if circumstances change you may need help to reach a new spousal support order or spousal support agreement after your divorce is finished. A change in your or your former spouse's income, health, or ability to work can mean that it's time to update your spousal support.
Post-Divorce Property Settlement Mediation: Although property settlements are final as part of your final divorce paperwork, sometimes issues come up. Perhaps you still jointly own a home and it's time to sell, but you cannot agree on a purchase price with your former spouse. Maybe your Judgment wasn't as clear as you'd hoped on your property rights. We can help you resolve these issues.
Lidia L. Alperovich, Esquire is the founder of Accord Center for Conflict Resolution , LLC