Newark DE Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Newark DE 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. Delaware offers both “fault” and “no fault” bases for divorce like many other states. However, filing a “no fault” divorce in Newark can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your marital settlement agreement.
In Newark, for a no-fault divorce, couples need to show the marriage is irretrievably broken and that reconciliation is improbable. There are also some residency requirements under Delaware law: one spouse must have lived in Delaware for 6 months prior to filing. Del. Code Ann. tit. 13, § 1504-1505.
When you are ready to file, you can visit the Delaware Courts website for forms and information.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file an uncontested divorce in Newark.
For more information on Newark DE divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Delaware.
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.