What To Expect

Divorce Mediation Process

1. Inquiry:
The divorce mediation process begins with your inquiry either by completing the contact form on this site, or by calling the phone number above. Feel free to ask questions about our divorce mediation process, and when you are ready, we will schedule your initial consultation.

2. Consultation:
Both parties must be present. At the initial consultation we will have the opportunity to get to know each other. You can decide whether you feel comfortable working with this divorce mediator and you learn more about the divorce mediation process. At this time, based upon your particular circumstances, you will be quoted a set fee for your entire divorce process.

3. Mediation:
Your attorney mediator will educate you on the relevant divorce law so that you are able to make informed choices and agreements for yourself and your family. Your Agreement will be personally tailored to your unique set of circumstances. Our mediation sessions will resolve your equitable distribution, child support and/or visitation, alimony, debt allocation issues and any other issues involved in your divorce.

4. Review:
After the completion of your final divorce mediation session, your attorney mediator will draft your Settlement Agreement. Once drafted, you will meet with your mediator for a session earmarked for clarification and review. During this session we ensure that your Settlement Agreement accurately reflects your expectations.

5. Attorney Draft:
An Attorney Draft will be prepared for you to bring to your Attorney for review.

6. Court Documents:
The parties are assisted through the court documentation process until you receive your final Divorce Decree.

Learn more about divorce mediation and how New Hope Divorce Mediation works or schedule a divorce mediation consultation.

Mediation Guidelines

  • The parties must conduct themselves with respect toward the mediator and to each other.

  • The parties should understand that they will need to work hard toward compromising and maintaining flexibility throughout the divorce mediation process.

  • The parties will need to cooperate with each other and the process to resolve their outstanding differences and use their best efforts to arrive at a resolution of their issues.

  • The parties must fully and voluntarily cooperate and disclose all relevant information.

  • All communication with your mediator about the relevant issues will occur with both parties present or by email to all parties simultaneously.

  • Neither blame nor fault will be brought into the divorce mediation session.

  • Decisions regarding the children are prioritized, and children cannot be used as bargaining tools.