Compassionate Separation Mediation
Couples who experience relationship breakdown and decide to separate may want to consider separation mediation. Mediation can provide a practical, workable, and reasonably cost-effective way to reach an agreement over the issues that need to be dealt with on separation. Issues arising on separation of a relationship are now the same as issues that arise upon divorce: how to manage parenting time (formerly referred to as "child custody"), spousal support, child support, and the division of property. Currently, the laws regarding separation of a spousal relationship are the same as if the couple were legally married; all of the same issues of parenting, child support, and property division arise even if the couple was never legally married.
Mediators who provide separation mediation, therefore, must be able to deal with all of the issues involved when a family undergoes separation or divorce. These issues include parenting time (formerly called "child custody" - see the article on "Mediation near me" for an explanation of why "child custody" is no longer the legal term for dividing parenting time), child support, spousal support, and division of property. It can often be difficult to arrive at an agreement regarding parenting time without agreements on the other issues as well, including child support, spousal support, and property division. At Grounded Mediation, we deal with all of the issues that arise in a separation. Please visit the website and use the contact information to reach out to us directly to learn more. We believe that mediation has many advantages as a way of reaching agreement on the issues that arise in separation over going to court, including saving time, money and reducing acrimony and conflict.