NEW MEXICO DIVORCE MEDIATION FAQ. WHAT IS DIVORCE MEDIATION?

Divorce mediation allows you and your spouse to work out the terms of your own divorce without interference by a Judge. Through our divorce mediation services, you will meet with one of our objective, third-party divorce mediators and work on an agreement about important issues like child custody, alimony and division of assets.

DO WE NEED TO FILE FOR DIVORCE FIRST?

No, you do not need to file for divorce before attending mediation. Many couples attend mediation for a session or two and then file for divorce after. Of course, every case is different and there are advantages and disadvantages to filing for divorce before or after mediation.

CAN ABQ DIVORCE MEDIATION BE COST EFFECTIVE?

Yes, in most cases. When you contact us for divorce mediation services, you are engaging in a more efficient divorce process. Rather than  paying your attorney to memorize the facts of your case you will be spending that time brainstorming and generating options with your ex-spouse on how to resolve your divorce issues amicably and in a way that minimizes the conflict and is in the best interests of your family.

WILL WE NEED TO GO TO COURT?

If you are able to resolve your divorce through divorce mediation, in most cases you will never have to appear in Court.

IS THE MEDIATION AGREEMENT LEGAL AND BINDING?

Yes, as long your agreement was reached without fraud or duress and the mediation agreement is properly drafted, signed, and notarized, the agreement is legal and binding. This ensures that your agreement is recognized by law. It also gives you legal recourse if your ex-spouse does not comply with the agreement.

 

CAN THE ABQ DIVORCE MEDIATION AGREEMENT BE ALTERED?

Yes, your divorce mediation agreement can be altered if both parties agree. If you or your ex-spouse are not happy with a portion of the agreement, you can change the agreement to better reflect your wishes. The process is similar to making post-divorce modifications.

DIVORCE MEDIATION IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Thinking about divorce mediation in Albuquerque, New Mexico? Terry & deGraauw, P.C., providesAlbuquerque divorce mediation services designed to keep you and your ex-spouse out of court. Many people do not know that they can resolve the terms of their divorce through mediation, but the process is highly preferred over courtroom battles by attorneys and couples alike.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of divorce mediation, contact Terry & deGraauw, P.C.to speak with a knowledgeable divorce mediator in Albuquerque, NM.