The services you provided were thoughtful, genuine, honest and sincere. I was absolutely blown away by the concern that our mediator showed for me, my partner and our child. He constantly reminded us to be sensitive and respectful toward each other and to never lose sight of our child. When things started to get overly tense or emotional for one or both of us, he was always in-tune and able to restore calm by thoughtful breaks and acknowledging our feelings without ever judging us. Rarely do you meet a family practice attorney that asks you to pause and to think about the long term effects of your decision making not only emotionally but also financially. You found the fairness in each and every situation even when I or my partner couldn't.
When considering divorce, don’t fall for the bad advice that you need to rush out, get attorneys and prepare for battle. Why battle at all? There are so many advantages to mediation. The first and foremost is that a mediator focuses on both parties as opposed to a divorce attorney who tries to convince you to get your partner before they get you. Too many times does a divorce attorney advises a client to take action that may result in wrecking their spouse financially or to shoot for unfair custody of a child because those are supposedly the measurements of a successful divorce. I can promise you that a successful divorce is one that is mindful, considerate and caring. Who really wins when both parties spend tens of thousands of dollars on individual attorney fees? It certainly isn’t the child whose college fund was sacked in order to pay for it all. Lastly, if you aren’t sure that divorce is the road you want to take but need to make it part of the conversation, please consult Conscious Family. Sometimes the unfortunate truth is that a marriage is lost because the parties involved may not be aware of certain avenues to get help. Conscious Family is honestly committed to helping you and your partner in the best way possible whether it be a speedy divorce or thoughtful pause along the way.