Divorce Mediation in Suffolk County
Amicable Solutions in Uncertain Times
Mediation is an alternative way of resolving disputes between opposing parties as opposed to litigation. It can be used in the resolution of conflicts between parties who are in the process of divorce or who have already divorced. Issues are addressed such as child custody, child support, property division, spousal support, visitation rights, fathers' rights, or any other matter.
In fact, mediation may be used to help resolve any dispute between any number of family members, domestic partners, or unmarried parents. If you or someone you know needs mediation assistance with a family law issue, please contact a premier attorney at Lynn Poster-Zimmerman, PC as soon as possible.
The Divorce Mediation Process
In divorce mediation, a mediator as a neutral third party helps the disputing parties negotiate their own settlement. Mediation is a structured process with a timetable, and the mediator uses various techniques to foster constructive communication about the disputed issue between the opposing parties. A mediator is impartial and will only offer an opinion about the fairness of any aspect of the settlement if the parties desire it.
The mediator's primary goal is to help achieve an agreement that will work between the opposing parties. A good mediator is trained to handle conflict resolution and to work with situations that may be complicated, stressful, and highly charged for the individuals concerned. At our firm, we are dedicated to helping families achieve mutually agreeable resolutions through this confidential process.
Tips for a Successful Child Custody Mediation
It may be helpful prior to any mediation process that you come up with a parenting plan of your own, although this is not required. It is the goal of the mediator to help each of the parents figure out what is of greatest importance. Overall, remember to keep your focus on the needs of your child.
Other important tips for this process include:
- Come with an open mind when you get together to negotiate.
- Do not think of this time as a battle, but rather a brainstorm session.
- Remember is that this time is not about you; it is all about your children.
- Communicate clearly and openly with your children and your desires.
- Think of the big picture.
- Don't let your mediation get so tense that you forget about your child's best interests.
- Understand that it may result in a compromise.
- Stay committed to achieving a solution that is best for you and your child
Our Founding Attorney: A Skilled and Prominent Mediator
Attorney Lynn Poster-Zimmerman is a trained mediator who can provide capable mediation services for you and your family. She has more than 35 years of legal experience in working with the emotional family law issues that many individuals may find difficult to resolve.
Contact Attorney Lynn Poster-Zimmerman today at (631) 731-1042!