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Wisconsin Divorce Mediation

Q: Is mediation right for us?
A: Mediation is ideal for couples willing to communicate and compromise. It can be particularly effective for those seeking an amicable and cost-effective resolution to their divorce.
Q: What issues can be addressed in mediation?
A: Mediation can cover various divorce-related matters, including child custody, visitation schedules, child support, spousal support (alimony), property division, and more.
Q: How long does mediation typically take?
A: The duration of mediation depends on the complexity of the issues and the willingness of both parties to cooperate. It can range from a few weeks to several months.
Q: Is a mediator a legal professional?
A: While a mediator is not required to be a lawyer, it’s beneficial to choose a mediator with a background in family law or divorce mediation. Their expertise can ensure a smoother process.
Q: What if we can't agree on certain issues?
A: If some matters remain unresolved, you can choose to proceed with a partial agreement and address the remaining issues through litigation or other alternative methods.
Q: Can I still have an attorney during mediation?
A: Yes, you have the option to consult with an attorney before and during mediation to ensure you understand your rights and the implications of your decisions.
Q: Is mediation confidential?
A: Yes, mediation sessions are generally confidential, promoting open and honest discussions between spouses. However, some legal requirements may necessitate reporting certain information to the court.
Q: What happens after we reach an agreement in mediation?
A: Once an agreement is reached, the mediator will draft a formal settlement document that can be submitted to the court for approval, finalizing your divorce.
Q: What if mediation doesn't work for us?
A: If mediation proves unsuccessful, you can explore other divorce resolution options, such as litigation or collaborative divorce, depending on your specific circumstances.

Remember that each divorce case is unique, and it’s advisable to consult with a qualified mediator or family law attorney to determine the best approach for your situation.

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