Our trained mediators at Renée E. Mura, S.C. are highly skilled in family and financial issues and can offer creative strategies to help you make decisions that best suit your family. If you are interested in mediation or have additional questions regarding the mediation process, please contact our office at (262) 605-8221.

WHAT IS MEDIATION?

Mediation is a private, voluntary, problem-solving process that utilizes the assistance of a neutral mediator to help couples navigate through their divorce and other family law issues.

IS MEDIATION RIGHT FOR ME?

Parties who are looking to file for divorce efficiently and amicably are best suited for mediation. Mediation is an effective means of finding common ground to mutually work towards a resolution outside of the court and provides parties more control over decisions made through the divorce process.

HOW DOES MEDIATION WORK?

A neutral third party mediator meets with the parties to discuss outstanding issues in the case. The mediator does not act as a judge and does not represent either parties’ interests. Instead, the mediator helps guide parties through a facilitative discussion relating to issues in their case, allowing each parties side to be heard. The mediator also educates the parties on applicable laws in Wisconsin and can use child support and maintenance calculators that take into account tax implications. If an agreement is reached, the mediator will draft a Marital Settlement Agreement reflecting the parties agreement reached during mediation and file it with the court.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO A MEDIATED DIVORCE?

  1. Confidentiality

The mediation process is completely confidential and non-binding. Parties are able to converse freely in a neutral setting without fearing that their words will be used against them in the future. If mediation is unsuccessful, the discussions during mediation cannot be brought up later in court.

  1. Efficiency

Mediation can save parties a great deal of time versus waiting for a judge or commissioner to hear their case and decide their issues on a heavily burdened court docket. Also, mediation can be far more affordable than a litigious divorce action.

  1. Control Over the Outcome

During mediation, parties are able to reach resolutions that are unique to their particular situations. Parties are also typically more satisfied with mediation outcomes since their input was heard during the decision making and is an agreement that each party can live with instead of an agreement made by a judge. Mediation allows the parties as much time as they need to reach a resolution that best suits their situation. Parties who have participated in mediation have found that dissolving their marriage was less adversarial and stressful opposed to litigation proceedings.