Our Process

Benefits of NHDM Mediation

Mediation is much more efficient and inexpensive than going to court to litigate your divorce. At NHDM our mediation process is designed to help you save as much money and time as possible while creating the best solution for your unique situation. We are not just your attorney mediator, we are your creative problem solver. After we help you reach your agreement, we then carefully draft your Settlement Agreement so you can move on and avoid conflict in the future.

Save
Time and Money

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Mediation is significantly less expensive than going to court. Studies have shown that mediation can be from one-third to one-tenth the cost of litigation.

Reach Lasting
Agreements

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Mediation participants create their own solutions. As a result, studies show that they are more likely to abide by those agreements, thus avoiding the cost and stress of ongoing legal battles.

Preserve
Relationships

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Mediation focuses on the future. When people in mediation have children or ongoing relationships, they have an opportunity to put their best foot forward during a difficult time rather than choosing a more adversarial process. We use ground rules and create a safe environment to help participants work out difficult issues in a respectful and constructive process. Clients often find ways to communicate more effectively during the mediation process. Mediation also uses problem solving techniques that can help avoid conflict in the future.

Maintain
Control

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In mediation, the participants are in control of the timing – not the Court. Mediation is efficient because your neutral attorney mediator will provide the legal information you need to facilitate productive communication between the participants at the table. Your attorney mediator is trained to help participants communicate productively at the mediation table so that you may determine for yourself how you wish to proceed and keep the process moving.

Benefits of NHDM Mediation

Mediation is much more efficient and inexpensive than going to court to litigate your divorce. At NHDM our mediation process is designed to help you save as much money and time as possible while creating the best solution for your unique situation. We are not just your attorney mediator, we are your creative problem solver. After we help you reach your agreement, we then carefully draft your Settlement Agreement so you can move on and avoid conflict in the future.

Benefits of NHDM Mediation

Mediation is much more efficient and inexpensive than going to court to litigate your divorce. At NHDM our mediation process is designed to help you save as much money and time as possible while creating the best solution for your unique situation. We are not just your attorney mediator, we are your creative problem solver. After we help you reach your agreement, we then carefully draft your Settlement Agreement so you can move on and avoid conflict in the future.

Benefits of NHDM Mediation

Mediation is much more efficient and inexpensive than going to court to litigate your divorce. At NHDM our mediation process is designed to help you save as much money and time as possible while creating the best solution for your unique situation. We are not just your attorney mediator, we are your creative problem solver. After we help you reach your agreement, we then carefully draft your Settlement Agreement so you can move on and avoid conflict in the future.

Benefits of NHDM Mediation

Mediation is much more efficient and inexpensive than going to court to litigate your divorce. At NHDM our mediation process is designed to help you save as much money and time as possible while creating the best solution for your unique situation. We are not just your attorney mediator, we are your creative problem solver. After we help you reach your agreement, we then carefully draft your Settlement Agreement so you can move on and avoid conflict in the future.

Benefits of NHDM Mediation

Mediation is much more efficient and inexpensive than going to court to litigate your divorce. At NHDM our mediation process is designed to help you save as much money and time as possible while creating the best solution for your unique situation. We are not just your attorney mediator, we are your creative problem solver. After we help you reach your agreement, we then carefully draft your Settlement Agreement so you can move on and avoid conflict in the future.

INQUIRY

The divorce mediation process begins with your inquiry either by completing the contact form on this site, or by calling us at 855-222-HOPE (4673). Feel free to ask questions about our divorce mediation process, and when you are ready, we will schedule your initial consultation.

CONSULTATION

At your initial free consultation we will have the opportunity to meet so that you may learn more about the process and determine whether you feel comfortable proceeding with divorce mediation. At the conclusion of your consultation, you will be quoted a set fee for your entire divorce process.

MEDIATION

You will be educated on the relevant divorce law so that you can make well informed decisions and agreements for yourself and your family. During your mediation sessions we will address your issues of equitable distribution, child support and/or custody, alimony, debt allocation and other concerns material to your divorce.

REVIEW

After the completion of your final divorce mediation session, we will draft your Settlement Agreement which will be personally tailored to address your needs and unique set of circumstances. Once drafted, we will meet once more for a session earmarked specifically to review the terms of your Agreement to ensure that your Settlement Agreement accurately reflects your expectations.

ATTORNEY DRAFT

A draft of your Settlement Agreement will be prepared for you to bring to an Attorney for review.

COURT DOCUMENTS

We will draft your court documentation and assist you through the court pleadings process until you receive your final Divorce Decree which will incorporate your Settlement Agreement as a court order.

Benefits of NHDM Mediation

  • The participants must conduct themselves with respect toward each other and their mediator.
  • The participants should understand that they will need to work hard toward compromising and maintaining flexibility throughout the divorce mediation process.
  • The participants will need to cooperate with each other to resolve their outstanding differences. In particular, participants will need to use their best efforts to commit to the mediation process to arrive at a resolution of their issues and not threaten litigation without compromise.
  • The participants acknowledge that there is no formal discovery process in mediation and that they must fully and voluntarily cooperate and disclose all relevant, material information.
  • All communication with your mediator about substantive issues will occur with both parties present or by email to all parties.
  • Neither blame nor fault should be brought into the divorce mediation session.
  • Decisions regarding the children are prioritized, and children should not be used as bargaining tools.

Benefits of NHDM Mediation

Mediation is much more efficient and inexpensive than going to court to litigate your divorce. At NHDM our mediation process is designed to help you save as much money and time as possible while creating the best solution for your unique situation. We are not just your attorney mediator, we are your creative problem solver. After we help you reach your agreement, we then carefully draft your Settlement Agreement so you can move on and avoid conflict in the future.