FAQs – Starting Mediation for Your Divorce
When is the best time to begin?
In general, starting mediation is best done sooner rather than later and before you incur the expense and emotional turmoil of litigation. Frequently the spouse who initiated the divorce is ready to begin mediating before the other spouse. Of course both need to be ready and willing to work out a divorce settlement.
Couples enter divorce mediation at many points along the route. Most couples I work with complete mediation of their entire agreement before they file the petition for divorce. Others file the petition, mediate their agreement, and then file the necessary forms and documents with the court to complete the process. Others turn to mediation after becoming dissatisfied with the costs of fighting it out in court.