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For divorcing couples seeking efficient resolution to their property and child custody issues in Connecticut, mediation is often a cost-effective, collaborative solution. Contact Wendy Prince at The Prince Law Group, LLC in Stamford to learn more about how mediation works and how the process can save you money.
Attorney Wendy Prince is a trained divorce mediation professional and a past and founding member of the Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Law. She has been a practicing divorce mediator for over 15 years and her entire legal profession. Wendy Prince is available to meet clients in the evening often returning from New York City. We are within walking distance from the Stamford Transportation Center.
“Mediation is not only for divorcing couples with few assets and simple issues to work through. Parties with high net worth recognize the value of resolving their most complex intimate issues through the collaborative negotiating process that mediation provides.” – Attorney Wendy Prince
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a collaborative process in which the divorcing parties agree to resolve their property and custody issues through structured negotiations, rather than court. The parties agree to hire an independent mediator but may also hire their own legal counsel through the process.
The independent mediator’s role is to:
- Instruct the parties in appropriate areas of the law
- Explain court expectations regarding a fair settlement proposal
- Provide access to independent resources such as accountants, financial experts and parenting specialists who may be needed throughout the process.
Mediation Is Non-Binding
Mediation is not arbitration, in which the couples make their arguments and agree to accept the decision of an independent arbitrator. In mediation, you remain in control of the outcome throughout the process. Attorney Wendy Prince will assist you in preparing your financial statements and the Divorce Agreement. After discussion of the issues and upon reaching a negotiated settlement both parties then execute a Divorce Agreement. The parties present the Agreement to a judge for final review and approval. The Divorce Agreement becomes a legally binding judgment only after the judge’s review.
The Benefits of Mediation
Mediation serves the needs of the couple and the family. People who agree to get divorced can often find common ground and do not need to go through the courts. In these cases mediation may be a good fit. Many people find that mediation is:
- Less stressful that the court
- More flexible and a faster process
- More empowering
- More confidential
- Provides longer lasting and more acceptable results
Learn more about divorce mediation and collaborative law at these information pages:
- How the mediation process works
- How mediation can save you money
- Mediation child custody
- Mediation high net worth divorce
- Legal agreement to stay married
Accessible Mediation Services
Attorney Wendy Prince provides mediation services for couples divorcing in Stamford, Greenwich, Fairfield County and communities throughout Southern Connecticut. Call us toll free at (203) 977-3700 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a complimentary initial consultation with one of our experienced Stamford and Greenwich divorce mediation lawyer today.