Mediation is an important part of a divorce, but it does not replace getting the court involved in your case. You will still have to open a case with the court, wait the required 90 days, and get a final order to achieve divorce. But, if you agree on all of the issues, we can put together a “stipulation” that the court will approve and you will be divorced. If you have some issues that you can’t agree on, then you will be required to go to mediation to work those out. In most cases, you will leave mediation with a signed stipulation that can be filed with the court, and then you will be divorced.
We do mediations and help couples work out all issues for the stipulation. So, even though you have to involve the court, that does not mean a divorce has to be a long process or that you have to go to trial. Call us at 515-809-9699.