Divorce is one of the most difficult of life events. Upon learning that their marriage is ending parties often feel sad, anxious, angry and overwhelmed. Life as they knew it is suddenly turned upside down and they don’t know what to do except hire a lawyer and go to Court. Studies have shown that the traditional adversarial approach to resolving a divorce exacerbates and fuels the negative feelings and adds to the stress of the situation. A litigated divorce can cost a fortune and leave the parties assets depleted. It can take years to resolve. It also wreaks havoc on children.
Mediation provides an alternative by allowing the parties, not the Court to decide the outcome. A mediator assists the parties in identifying the issues and developing a plan and an agreement which will be acceptable to the Court. Beacon Mediation Group is comprised of a group of trained divorce mediators who are qualified to assist families come to decisions that best suit their needs in the areas of property division, alimony, child support and parenting time.