What Is Team Divorce Mediation

When a couple makes the decision to divorce, it is often scary and confusing. The horror stories you hear about divorce and the long drawn out court battles can be overwhelming. The impact of divorce on families, especially those with children carries with it long term outcomes. The option for mediation is becoming more and more available to families however, certain questions still exist. What is the difference between mediation and litigation? What is mediation etc. Litigation is when you hire an attorney to represent you in your case. Litigation is an adversarial process and often triggers hostile and damaging responses to an already fragile system. Mediation is an alternative that can help to establish a creative and harmonius environment in which conflict can be transformed into cooperative resolution. Divorce mediation is an alternative to court battles. Divorce mediation puts the results, responsibility, and power in the hands of the couple who have decided to divorce.

Divorce mediation allows couples to minimize the costs of divorce, provide a healthy, supportive environment for their children, and create a pragmatic divorce agreement that will be sustained over time. In team mediation, couples work together with experienced teams of experts and professionals. By utilizing the diverse expertise and backgrounds of two mediators, clients are offered a unique opportunity to create solutions to very difficult issues.

A mediation team brings a breadth of experience and knowledge to the process. Professional and practical experience in law, accounting, business operations, and facilitating interpersonal relationships with families, parents, children, couples and individuals, are among some of the special skills offered by the mediation team.

In divorce, often the decisions made regarding the parenting plan and custody are the decisions that continue beyond the actual divorce. At some point, the divorce will be over and finalized however, when you have children, you will continue to be in a relationship with your ex-spouse forever. In considering your parenting decisions, a team of experts with backgrounds in parent education, child development and psychology can be a helpful addition to the legal knowledge necessary to become successfully divorced. Co-parenting and parallel parenting are two concepts that differ in some way however, the goals of each philosophy is to create an environment that supports children's social, emotional and physical development.

Team divorce mediation often consists of attorney/therapist mediation teams. The balance of information, knowledge and support can help facilitate practical agreements that are much more likely to be followed in the long run.