If a divorce or separation seems imminent and you or your partner are living across state lines, you may have assumed that hiring a lawyer is the only way to finalize things. Fortunately, mediation can be used when you and your spouse are not living in the same state. You don’t have to sit down face-to-face with a mediator in order to work things out. Multi-state issues can be resolved through effective negotiation techniques in a virtual setting.
All mediation can be done via FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom without having the couples meet in person. It’s not uncommon for one of the spouses to decide to move right after a separation has occurred. In this type of scenario, mediation is still your best option compared to costly civil litigation.
We are multi-state mediators that can service both parties no matter where they live. The mediation is done via telephone or through the use of software for online meetings. All aspects of a divorce or a separation can be worked out remotely. We leverage technology so that you can get through the divorce in a cost-effective manner.
By using a mediator for a multi-state divorce you can enjoy all of the benefits that go along with mediation. You’ll save money and you’ll be able to draft solutions that are acceptable to all of the parties involved. This includes parenting plans and financial settlements.
Virtual mediation does not take any longer than mediation that takes place in person and you can expect the same effectiveness and quality of service. As well, the results will be the same when you use a remote mediation process versus in-person mediation. The couples that we have served in the past have been extremely satisfied with the results of the process.
Some of the advantages of using virtual mediation include:
- The process can take place remotely
- Save on costly lawyer fees
- Work out an agreement that is acceptable to both you and your spouse
- Negotiate with a mediator to keep things peaceful
- Everything is kept confidential
- You are in control instead of a judge
- Decisions regarding the children are made with their best interests in mind
Remote mediation also works well when the two parties simply can’t sit down together without arguing and don’t want to face one another. The mediator can still work with the couple when they are at different locations and help negotiate the outcome. At all times the couple will remain in full control of any decisions made and will always have the final say when it comes to the terms of the agreement.
No matter how far apart you are geographically from your spouse, mediation can work for you. If a divorce or separation is inevitable and you’re both willing to mediate without using lawyers, give us a call today at Santa Clara Divorce Mediation to book your initial meeting.