A mediator is an impartial person who facilitates a mutually acceptable resolution of the issues for divorcing couples. The mediator does not decide the dispute but assists the parties in communication so they can settle the dispute themselves. The mediator will listen to each party and assist them in communicating with each other in an effective and nondestructive manner.
While mediation is not effective or appropriate for all situations, it can be very effective when it is used to help parties work creatively with the mediator to resolve their issues.
At CNY Divorce & Family Law Office, Attorney Nwawka assists couples to mediate issues such as:
Even if your relationship with your spouse is irreparable, you may still be able to complete your entire divorce in mediation. As an experienced divorce lawyer and trained neutral mediator, Attorney Nwawka can help divorcing spouses mediate contested issues, and prepare a Separation Agreement. If the divorce is already in progress, or if the parties have already retained counsel, parties can still save time and money by turning to mediation to complete the job.
Because Child Support is governed by statutory guidelines, parents can sometimes come to agreements quickly and in a straightforward manner. Child Support gets more complicated when incomes fluctuate or when parenting plans have not yet been decided. Mediation is well suited to resolve child support disputes, whether they are simple or complex. Circumstances frequently change as children mature and mediation is well suited to resolve child support modifications efficiently.
Although they almost always want what is best, it is not uncommon for parents to disagree on plans and goals for their children. As an experienced divorce attorney and trained mediator, Attorney Nwawka can facilitate and encourage parents to agree on parenting plans and long term goals that satisfy the best interests of their children. Mediation is confidential and parents are given an opportunity to open communication and air their concerns in a safe and private environment.
One of the most significant issues in dissolving a marriage or domestic partnership is dividing the parties’ marital assets.
If the parties agree on a settlement themselves in mediation, they have more options than the Court to craft a tailored-made asset division that is satisfactory to both parties.
Actively litigating the issue of spousal support can lead to expensive and invasive trials. Even a modestly-sized spousal support claim can require extensive forensic accounting, discovery requests and depositions. In mediation, the parties can choose many creative and common-sense solutions to spousal support disputes that the Court is simply not entitled to order.
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Attorney Nwawka provides legal services for parties wishing to mediate and/or draft prenuptial agreements and postnuptial (marital) agreements. As an experienced divorce attorney, Attorney Nwawka can take the parties’ agreement from negotiated concept to finalized document in a competent and professional manner.