A Better Process: Transition Mediation

Chapter One:  Telephone Introduction Sometimes its best to take you through the story of parents going a  Transitions Mediation to fully understand the benefits of the process.   Here is the story of Jill and Patrick.  These parents have been married for over 15 years and have three children.  Alex is 15, Bill is 10 and…

Less Cost with Less Conflict? Schedule a Preemptive Mediation Today!

The Next Three Minutes Just Might Save You Ten Thousand Dollars Statistics show: 1.  The cost of a contested divorce in the United States averages between $15,000.00 and $20,000.00 per side. For some parents that is just the beginning of the expense.   2.  90% of family litigation are settled PRIOR to trial in mediation…

Now Offering Preemptive Mediation

The Next Three Minutes Just Might Save You Ten Thousand to Twenty Thousand Dollars Statistics show: 1.  The cost of a contested divorce in the United States averages between $15,000.00 and $20,000.00 per side. For some parents that is just the beginning of the expense.  Doing some quick addition you’ll find that divorce costs liquidates…

Dear Family Law Attorneys

For the past few months I’ve been building a team based approach over at Transitions Mediation to help resolve family law disputes.  I believe the opportune time to engage divorcing clients is at the onset of litigation through a process known as preemptive mediation. Why?  As a family law attorney for the past twenty years I…

Transitions Mediation: Questionairre

Our questionnaire helps you to manage and fit needed resources for your divorce.  Finite budgets mean implementing the best resources available.  Stop, think and evaluate your situation!

Transitions Mediation: Parent handbooks are ready!

Our handbook allows you to 1.  Understand the basics and statutory presumptions contained in a typical parenting plan, 2. Allows you to Identify and Isolate issues that are in conflict in your divorce.  Click here and download a digital copy of the handbook.

Why Mediation?

When people think about divorce, they think about conflict, and how to fight.  Based upon that thought, couples hire attorneys and prepare their offensive and defensive strategies. During the process Husbands and Wives remember the worst, not the best of their marriage.  Husbands and wives spend their time providing their attorneys with facts that support…

Problem Solving Together

Transitions Mediation offers parents the opportunity to create custom parenting plans and meet their specific needs……….. Judges can not be asked to create customized solutions for every problem.  Judges many times offer litigants options based upon a standard possession order, an extended possession order, or a modified version somewhere in between. The legal system, by…

Preemptive mediations

The mediation process should be viewed as a journey not a destination.   Parents and attorneys attending Mediation through Transitions Mediation will find out that they are engaging the mediator at DIFFERENT MOMENTS in time during their lawsuit. At the lawsuits inception a preemptive mediation would immediately direct parents to seeing if they could agree…

Single Issue Mediations

Typically many cases, at their core involve ONE or TWO basic issues. Issues that can not be resolved simply because both parents do not understand their OPTIONS or are not EDUCATED about the issues at hand. Parents find that these issues multiply when they hire their family law attorney. Single issue mediations may be about…

Moonlight Mediations

For many of us, attending a mediation during typical business hours, Monday – Friday is not practicable.   Transitions now offers Moonlight Mediations by Skype between 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Mediations can be booked for two to three three hour sessions OR can be booked for one session for SINGLE ISSUE cases. To book…

Telling the Children….

How do you tell a child that their parents are getting divorced?   When in doubt parents should BOTH contact a mental health professional for guidance on HOW to break the news to the children.