If the couple has children, they need special consideration. It is best if the couple goes through mediation to make fair and equitable decisions about property and children with a neutral third party.
Attorney Daniel J. Sperrazza offers mediation services to couples in the process of divorcing or separating to help them negotiate a settlement of property division, spousal support as well as child custody, child support and visitation. The goal is to help the couple come to an informed agreement on all the issues involved. Though the mediator is present and facilitates the discussion, it is the two parties who negotiate to come to an equatable agreement.
Part of the mediation is drawing up the final agreement. Before this agreement is signed, Daniel Sperrazza does require the couple have their own attorneys read the agreement to be certain each party’s rights have been protected in the document.
If you are considering divorce or separation, engaging a mediator to assist in the negotiation of an agreement, you will find the cost to be much less to have your attorneys review the agreement than it would be to have your attorneys do the negotiating. It could also help in establishing a more amicable relationship between you and your spouse since you will always have some connection, especially if you will be co-parenting.
If you are in Western New York, including Niagara and Erie counties, you can contact the Sperrazza Law Firm in Buffalo to arrange for mediation. You will appreciate the help in making a difficult situation a little less stressful.