If you wish to work out your divorce without intervention from the courts, the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer provides divorce mediation services in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Divorce mediation is becoming more popular as an alternative to going to court for resolving disputes over property division, alimony, child support and more.
What does a Divorce Mediator Do?
As a divorce mediator, Dorene Kuffer acts as an objective third party (not giving legal advice to either spouse or party) to help couples sort through all aspects of a divorce. Through family law mediation, she helps you and your spouse come to a mutual agreement about the terms of your divorce, helping to maintain your privacy by keeping your case out of court.
Dorene Kuffer helps spouses in Albuquerque identify key issues that need to be resolved and guide you as you work to come to an agreement that is satisfactory. This type of divorce is less time-consuming and more cost-effective compared to litigation. If you and your partner can agree, this process tends to be much easier on children.
How Mediation Helps the Divorce Process
Mediation helps two voluntary parties avoid the uncertainty of court decisions. Clients in mediation have the opportunity to pursue other solutions. Conversely, both parties should respect and abide by the decision once the court passes judgment.
Mediation, at its core, is cooperative and constructive. It is about building something better out of the marriage dissolution, instead of cutting and dividing the pieces. It can also make the divorce process a less-ugly experience by empowering two parties to arrive at an agreement, which does not require a judge to impose a court order. Mediation, when done correctly, keeps the process unencumbered and fair by preventing adversarial aggression or posturing from either side.
Why Hiring a Divorce Mediator is a Good Idea
Here are a few benefits you’ll get when you have a divorce mediator facilitating the mediation process:
- Flexible Schedule – Mediation lets parties choose a time that works for all parties involved rather than depend on a court docket that may have schedule delays and conflicts.
- Retained Confidentiality – What goes inside the mediation room stays inside the room. This means you can bring up matters that you may not want your family and friends to discover. This is the complete opposite of court proceedings, where the things you say and do are open to the public.
No Formal Procedures – Mediation is flexible. It allows parties to come up with comfortable ground rules.
Family Law Mediation & Children
More and more, couples who have decided to divorce are choosing against the heated court battles involved in traditional divorce litigation. Today, couples with children understand that divorce mediation is one of the best ways to resolve their differences without causing harm to their children.
Divorce mediation involves low-key, personal negotiations that help couples resolve issues like child custody, visitation and other arrangements. Besides making divorce a simpler process, it focuses on the best interests of the children.
Contact Us for Divorce Mediation Services
The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer serves Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and covers all family and criminal law matters, including divorce, mediation, collaborative divorce, LGBT divorce, child custody and post-divorce modifications. Contact us to schedule a consultation at our New Mexico family law firm.