An appointment will be made for the couple to be seen for a brief consultation, at no charge. Questions about mediation will be answered. If you choose, you may begin the first session of mediation immediately following the consultation.
Sessions are usually 1 hour. The couple and the mediator generally meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and this can be modified as needed. The entire process averages approximately 6-8 sessions. It may be fewer if there are no children, or it may be more if there are other complicating issues to resolve.
Memorandum of Understanding
While mediation is not legally binding, understandings are reached on all issues necessary for a separation agreement or a divorce. All laws, acts, and guidelines are followed. The mediator prepares a plain language memorandum of understanding, setting forth all the terms needed for a separation or divorce with the exception of legal language and signatures.