divorce mediation lawyer services in centereach, ny
What is divorce mediation?
Mediation is a non-adversarial way to get divorced. Instead of two attorneys, one neutral third-party helps you and your spouse negotiate the terms of your own divorce. Your terms are then put into a separation agreement that can be filed with the court and incorporated into your divorce papers.
Do I need a lawyer in mediation?
You will not need an attorney during mediation sessions. However, since the mediator is neutral, you and your spouse are strongly encouraged to consult with your own independent legal counsels who represent and advocate on your behalf. Your independent attorney can review the drafted separation agreement prior to your signing it and recommend changes.
How much does mediation cost?
Mediation is billed on an hourly basis and the total cost depends on the number of sessions necessary. Mediation is generally less costly than the traditional litigated divorce process.
Does the mediation fee Cover the drafting of documents?
No. The mediation fee is for the mediator's time spent helping you and your spouse negotiate a fair agreement. Drafting of a separation agreement or uncontested divorce paperwork are all separate matters and carry an additional fee.
The Law Office of Gina M. Pellettieri is fully equipped to assist you with an array of mediation-related legal concerns. Call now to learn more about the divorce mediation services available to you. Mediation services covering spouses living in Selden, Centereach, Ronkonkoma, Lake Ronkonkoma, Holtsville, Holbrook, Port Jefferson, Patchogue, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.