Brookhaven Divorce Mediation Basics
Divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, child support and child custody, and more. In Brookhaven, couples can then file the settlement with the court as an uncontested divorce, simplifying the procedures and costs associated with filing for divorce. In New York, this is also called “Stipulation of Settlement.”
Even if you first file for divorce, under New York’s presumptive mediation initiative that started in 2019, most divorce cases will be referred to mediation. You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file an uncontested divorce in Brookhaven.
For more information on Brookhaven divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in New York.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.