Family law mediators have been recommending pro-se divorce by mediation as an effective and less-stressful way to seek a divorce, and it appears we’re finally having some success.
Fishers, IN (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Over the course of a career spanning close to two decades, experienced family law attorney and mediator Carol Romine has seen some of her busiest days ever in the last six months. The surge in new clients is due to a new focus on pro se divorce by mediation, she announced.
“Pro se divorce by mediation – a divorce where attorneys are not involved directly in the process and the couple works with a registered family law mediator such as myself – has been the best-kept secret in the world of divorce for a long time,” said Romine. “Family law mediators have been recommending pro se divorce by mediation as an effective and less-stressful way to seek a divorce, and it appears we’re finally having some success.”
In a pro se divorce by mediation, the divorcing couple engages a family law mediator instead of dueling attorneys. The mediator is trained and capable of preparing most of the necessary documents, and helps guide the spouses towards mutually agreeable decisions on all aspects of their divorce. Carol has helped pro se divorce clients reach agreements about custody, parenting time, support, alimony, and asset assignments. Further, the mediator will bring in divorce coaches, financial advisors, forensic accountants, and mortgage experts when circumstances require.
“One of the main benefits of a pro se divorce by mediation is the cost,” Romine adds. “While statistics are hard to come by because the process is so new, it is my experience that the cost of a pro se divorce by mediation will be significantly less than a litigated divorce by an order of magnitude. That helps explain this surge in interest.” “Perhaps more important,” says Romine, “is the fact that these folks can avoid court, preserve their children’s one and only childhood, and divorce with dignity.”