Advocacy not Adversity
Divorce with Dignity: Helping divorcing couples resolve their differences in a dignified and respectful manner.
Divorce Mediation is flexible and confidential. It gives you and your spouse a way to settle the conflicts and issues between you in a way that helps you to work together as parents after your divorce.
It is my goal to help you recognize your needs and interests and to help you negotiate your conflicts in a way that makes sense for you. Mediation provides an open and free environment to exchange information so that you and your spouse can negotiate with each other in confidence.
As a mediator I remain neutral. I do not take sides nor do I give legal advice. (You may use consulting attorneys to review the final agreement or for legal advice during the mediation.) I do help you hear what the other is saying and help you realize your common goals and work through your competing interests.
Divorce mediation gives you the opportunity to reach creative solutions in a supportive environment. You can reach your goals while respecting your differences.
“Does mediation really work?” Yes. We know from years of research that when you compare couples who have mediated their divorce with couples who go through an adversarial or litigated divorce, mediating couples are more likely to be satisfied with the process and the results and are less likely to go back to court for post-divorce issues. Mediation allows the two of you to get through your divorce with less conflict than you would experience in an adversarial divorce.
The benefits of Mediation are:
- It keeps you and your spouse in control of your own divorce
- It generally takes less time and costs less
- It reduces conflict and allows you to move on with your life
- It provides a positive parenting experience for your children
Another non-adversarial approach to divorce is co-mediation, a joint approach with your attorney mediator and a financial professional.
Additional we are now offering flat-fee mediation for qualifying couples.
To get started, call Louise Zito at 203-281-1717 for an appointment for you and your spouse to learn more about mediation. Also, see our resource page for further information.
Louise R. Zito is a family law attorney practicing Divorce, Collaborative Divorce and Mediation throughout the counties of New Haven and Middlesex in Connecticut (CT), as well as the communities surrounding Waterbury and Valley areas and the towns of Hamden, Cheshire, North Haven, Meriden, Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton and Milford.
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