Meridian Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Meridian 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, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Idaho, an uncontested divorce is also called “divorce by stipulation.” It requires a written marital settlement agreement to avoid the more lengthy court process of a contested divorce.
To qualify for an uncontested divorce in Meridian, you must agree on all important issues and file a written settlement agreement that details the agreements between the spouses. You must also meet certain residency requirements (living at least six weeks in Idaho before filing). Idaho Code § 32-701 (2020). You must also provide the court with a reason for your divorce. In addition to seven “fault” grounds, there is also the “no fault” ground of irreconcilable differences. Idaho Code § 32-616 (2020).
The Idaho Judiciary’s court locator website can help you figure out where to file for divorce in Meridian. The Idaho Court Assistance Office offers divorce forms you’ll need to file. Also note that you’ll be filing with the magistrate division of the courts, so be sure to check the court locator website to file with the correct court in Meridian.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Meridian divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Meridian divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Idaho.
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.