Certified Family and Divorce Mediator
Resolving Your Divorce or Custody Issues Out of Court
Disagreeing on the big issues does not mean that litigation is inevitable. The perspective of a neutral third party can lead to new solutions or meaningful compromise. Increasingly, voluntary and court-ordered mediation provides an alternative to divisive courtroom battles.
We provide experienced family and divorce mediation. Attorney David Gabriel is a certified family law and divorce mediator. He is certified through Mediation Works Inc. as a civil mediator and specifically as a mediator for issues arising in divorce and family law.
- Division of marital assets and debt allocation
- Physical and legal custody
- Parenting plans (visitation schedules)
- What to do with the house
- Alimony and child support
- Health insurance for a spouse or children
- College expenses
- Relocation out of state with a minor child (removal)
- Grandparents’ rights
- Resolution of contempts (violations of court orders)
The Benefits of Divorce Mediation
Less stress and confrontation — Mediation allows divorcing partners to gain closure without vilifying each other. Divorce is seen as a problem to fix, not a contest to “one-up” or “outfox” each other.
Less impact on the children — Mediating leaves the relationship you have as parents intact, focusing on workable arrangements for the future rather than badmouthing each other’s parenting skills.
More control — The outcome of divorce mediation is more predictable than a solution imposed by a court.
Less time and expense — Litigation drains your family’s resources and drags the process out with months between court dates. Depending on the complexity of your estate and custody issues, mediation can resolve matters in as few as four sessions.
Learn if Mediation Works For You
Mediation does require setting aside emotions and being open to compromise. It also requires preparation — you will not have independent legal counsel during sessions.
To learn more about the mediation process and whether mediation may be a viable alternative for your situation, please call to speak with a certified family and divorce mediator.