Here are our most commonly asked questions, feel free to contact us with any more questions!
What is mediation?
Mediation is the process where both individuals involved in a domestic relations case meet with a third party neutral, the mediator, to attempt to resolve any and all pending isssues within their case.
What happens if we are unable to resolve our disputes?
If the parties are unable to settle there disputes, the mediator will provide the parties with a Certificate of Mediation Completion to file with the Court. There case will continue to hearing.
What happens if we resolve all pending issues?
If the parties are able to resolve all pending issues, the mediator will draft and provide the parties a Memorandum of Understanding to file with the Court to begin the finalization process.
What happens if one of the parties refuses to mediate or fails to show up?
If either parties fails to mediate or participate, the mediator will provide the participating party a Mediation Status Report, with a brief description of what resulted, to file with the Court. Depending on the Judge or Magistrate overseeing the case, the case will wither proceed to hearing or will be referred back to mediation.
Do we need to bring any documents with us to mediation?
Yes. Documents may vary, depending on the type of case you have. For divorces, you must provide a copy of your most recently completed Sworn Financial Statement, three most recent months of bank statements, three most recent years of income taxes, and any additional financial disclosures required by the Courts 35.1 Mandatory Financial Disclosures Form. To establish a new parenting time and child support agreement or for a modification, the mediator will need proof of income for both parties, any recent Court Orders, CFI reports, or any documents you feel might be helpful to the process.