A process whereby the neutral divorce mediator meets with the parties in a series of meetings to help facilitate negotiations. The goal is to to form the basis of a divorce settlement agreement. Some of the topics that are discussed and mediated are the parties assets and distribution of property, liabilities and debts, maintenance, child custody and child support, living arrangements and parenting plans, expenses for the children including college and extra curricular, health insurance, life insurance, among others.
Legal Drafting of Divorce Papers
Settlement Agreement / Stipulation of Settlement: The settlement agreement is a legal document that contains all of the terms that the parties have agreed to during the mediation sessions. In essence, it memorializes the parties agreement into a legally enforceable document. This service is also offered to parties who have mediated with a non-attorney mediator and wish to have their memorandum of understanding converted into a legal agreement.
Uncontested Divorce Papers: Once the parties have reached a divorce settlement and have a settlement agreement that they are both satisfied with, the next step is to draft the uncontested divorce papers and file them with the court. The parties do not need to appear in court for this process.
Legal Consulting and Review
This service is provided to clients who would like an attorney to review their settlement agreement, divorce papers, prenuptial, postnuptial or cohabitation agreements, prior to signing. This service gives a client peace of mind that an experienced attorney has reviewed their agreement with their best interests in mind. This service is provided to clients who do not use our mediation services.
Legal Drafting of Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
Prenuptial Agreement: an agreement or contract between the parties in contemplation of marriage that takes effect upon the date of the marriage. The prenup allows the parties to address various financial matters in the event of a separation, divorce or death.
Postnuptial Agreement: an agreement or contract between the parties that is made after the date of the marriage. The postnup typically addresses the distribution of property, debts, maintenance, custody and support of the children and other issues, should the parties separate, divorce, or upon death.
Cohabitation Agreement: an agreement or contract between two parties who do not intend to marry. A cohabitation agreement identifies each person's property and rights and sets forth each person's financial obligations. In general, it establishes what will happen to assets if the couple separates.
Joelle A. Perez, Esq. Peacemaker Divorce Mediation LLC Offices in Huntington and Melville, Long Island New York www.peacemakerdm.com / email@example.com (631) 897-2066