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Why Mediate?

Are you and your partner going through a difficult divorce?

At SAAM, we understand that the process of divorce can be emotionally challenging for both parties involved. That's why we offer a compassionate and supportive environment, where our expert mediators are committed to guiding you through this transition with empathy and integrity.

We offer:

Expert Mediators: They possess a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding divorce and are equipped with the necessary tools to facilitate effective communication and negotiation between couples.

Peaceful Resolution: Our mediators foster an atmosphere of cooperation, aiming to help you reach mutually beneficial agreements on all important matters.

Confidentiality and Respect: Our mediators are bound by the rules set out by SAAM, ensuring a safe space where open and honest communication can take place.

Cost-Effective Solution: Compared to traditional litigation, divorce mediation is a more cost-effective option.

Customized Approach: Our mediators take the time to understand your individual circumstances and tailor their approach accordingly.

Don't face the challenges of divorce alone. Trust SAAM to be your reliable partner throughout this journey.

Schedule a confidential consultation with one of our skilled mediators.

​How the family law mediation process works.

  1. Voluntary Participation: Mediation is usually a voluntary process. Both parties must agree to participate in mediation willingly. It is often recommended but not mandatory.

  2. Selection of a Mediator: Parties can choose a qualified and accredited mediator from a list of SAAM Accredited mediators. The mediator should be neutral, impartial. In some cases, the court may appoint a mediator if the parties cannot agree on one.

  3. Initial Meeting: The mediator holds an initial meeting with both parties to explain the mediation process, establish ground rules, and ensure that both parties are willing to participate. At this stage, the mediator will also address any concerns about conflicts of interest or biases.

  4. Gathering Information: The mediator helps the parties gather all necessary information and documents relevant to their dispute, such as financial records, child custody arrangements, and any other pertinent details.

  5. Mediation Sessions: The mediation process typically involves a series of sessions, during which the mediator facilitates communication and guides the parties in discussing their issues and exploring possible solutions. The mediator does not make decisions for the parties but helps them reach their own mutually agreeable solutions.

  6. Agreement Development: As the parties discuss their concerns and explore options, they work towards reaching a legally binding agreement that outlines the terms of their settlement. This agreement may cover issues such as division of property, parenting plans, child maintenance, and spousal maintenance.

  7. Drafting the Agreement: Once the parties reach an agreement, the mediator helps draft a formal agreement that outlines all the terms and conditions. Both parties review the agreement and have the opportunity to make any necessary revisions.

  8. Court Approval: If the parties are satisfied with the agreement, they can take it to court for approval. Once approved by the court, the agreement becomes a legally binding court order.

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