Could Mediation Work For You?

Many couples would like to amicably separate and/or divorce. One way to do that is through mediation. Many couples still utilize two attorneys and either one or two Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™). They utilize the CDFA™ to completely analyze their financial situation. This can include:

  • All sources of income
  • Debt
  • Property
  • Investments
  • Retirement Assets
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Financial Affidavits
  • Business Valuations
  • Marital and Separate Property

The parties must make a commitment to fully disclose all pertinent financial information. The CDFA™ looks at all of the financial assets and liabilities and provides an analysis with different equitable scenarios to allow the couple to determine what works best for them. Armed with the knowledge and analysis provided by the CDFA™ the couples can go to mediation to work through all of the issues and come up with a plan that will work for both parties. Sometimes the attorneys are present at mediation to answer questions and help to facilitate a positive outcome. Once the mediator drafts the agreement, the attorneys can review and ensure that all issues are addressed and the agreement is acceptable prior to filing with the court.