Divorce & Family Mediation

Paul A Jozef, J.D., founder of the Center, is a divorce and family mediation specialist . He uses his expertise in law and communications to help parties through the divorce process. He also prepares and files all necessary legal documents. To learn more about Paul, click here: Founder Biography

Mediation is the process of reaching agreement through cooperation and collaboration, with the help of an impartial third party. The mediator meets with the parties, provides financial and legal information, facilitates effective communication, and helps the parties to find satisfying solutions. 

In divorce cases, the parties discuss and reach agreement regarding the division of personal property, debt allocation, retirement accounts and benefits, real estate, child custody and visitation, child support, parenting arrangements and spousal support (alimony). Divorce and family disputes are often highly emotional. The mediator helps parties to recognize and deal with these emotions, and overcome emotional barriers to agreement.

Parties using the Center’s mediation services will enjoy the following tremendous advantages in comparison to hiring individual  attorneys to litigate:

*Success and satisfaction. Mediation works in over  90% of cases. When successful, it is a satisfying accomplishment for the parties.

*Control. The parties maintain control over the process and the outcome and create the best possible resolution. You don’t give up control to the whims of a  judge  or jury.*Save money.  The parties will spend a small fraction of what it would cost to hire separate attorneys and litigate.

*Save time.  Mediation sessions are set up according to the parties’ schedules and mediation typically takes weeks, as opposed to litigation, which takes  months or years. 

*Good for Children.  The mediator helps parents find optimum parenting arrangements and build a foundation for cooperation. Litigation alienates parents from each other and subjects children to the harmful fallout.

Good for you. Litigation usually destroys already strained relationships. Mediation  not only resolves disputes, it lays a foundation for positive ongoing relations between the parties.

*Full disclosure. Parties to mediation are required to disclose all information relevant to the dispute.

*Voluntary.  The mediation process is wholly voluntary and either party can stop mediating if he or she so chooses.

*Confidential.  Everything said or done in mediation is private and confidential, and cannot later be used against a party in court.

*Legal Documents Done.  We promptly prepare all necessary legal documents to guide you through the court process. No court appearances are required.