Mediation is child focused and solution focused
Mediation is a problem solving process in which a neutral and impartial third person acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute. It is an informal and non-adversarial process intended to help you reach a mutually acceptable agreement where nobody wins but everyone walks out with an acceptable plan.
MEDIATION IS BASED ON THE CONCEPTS OF
Needs & interests of participants
MEDIATION FOCUSES ON
Liabilities & Assets
Developing a Parenting Plan
In Family Mediation Allyson co-mediates with her husband Rand Lieber who is a Family Law Attorney. They bring the best of both worlds to mediation and have almost 50 years of combined experience in their fields. Allyson focuses on the children’s issues and Rand focuses on the legal and financial issues. They work with couples to create a Marital Settlement Agreement and a Parenting Plan that is fair and equitable during the difficult process of divorce. Both Allyson and Rand believe that the clients are better served when they make joint decisions as opposed to having the courts determine their future. They wholly believe in respecting a client’s Right to Self Determination.
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Why do you work as a team?
As co-mediators we believe our clients get the best of both worlds. A psychotherapist assists with all child related issues and a family attorney assists with all of the financial and legal issues. We believe in a team approach where our clients have access to the dynamics and concepts of mental health and family law.
What do we do in a mediation?
P – Parenting Plan
E – Equitable Distribution (assets and liabilities)
A – Alimony
C – Child Support
E – Everything Else
If we are not married do we need any paperwork?
How long is a mediation?
The time varies depending on the issues that are brought by the clients and the level of agreement. If we do not finish we can schedule for another day.
Do we need an attorney to mediate?
Is mediation confidential?
Do we mediate together in one room?
What documents do we need to bring to the mediation?
How much does mediation cost?
Payment is due at the conclusion of mediation regardless of the outcome.
Please contact the office for current rates.
***First responders, teachers, nurses, and military/veterans receive a discount on the hourly rate.
Do you take credit cards?
What happens after mediation?
You will have the option to have an attorney REVIEW your agreement before signing any agreement in mediation.
Once your paperwork is signed we will discuss with you the next step for filing your paperwork.
Where do we go for the mediation?
How do we get started?
Parenting Plan Development
If you are divorcing or separating from your partner and you have children you will be required to do a Parenting Plan. The Parenting Plan is the document that outlines how you will co-parent after the divorce/separation. It includes but is not limited to Parental Responsibility, Time Sharing, Holidays, Communication, Travel, Caretakers and Extra-curricular activities.
This is a process where I mediate the components of your Parenting Plan. This is a package where we meet for two 4 hour blocks of time and create your Parenting Plan and then there are two additional hours for me to draft the Parenting Plan.