Mediation is an amazing alternative to traditional divorce processes. In divorce mediations, the couple meets with a mutually selected impartial mediator who helps them negotiate and reach a settlement. What is most important to note in divorce mediation, is that the decision making power is always and completely in the hands of the parties. It does not matter what the mediator thinks or even feels is fair—it is up to the couple. The couple makes their “own” law that fits them and not what a lawyer or judge thinks is right for them.
The trained mediator is there to guide you and your spouse through all the issues that must be resolved in order to end your marriage.
Mark Newton is one of the most respected and successful divorce mediators in the area. As an over 25-year family law practitioner and educator, Mark was drawn to the amazing collaborative opportunities that mediation offers clients. He is extensively trained and experienced and is adept at helping couples work through the necessary emotional issues to get to a place where fair and equitable settlements can happen. He’s an excellent listener, creative problem solver, and even more importantly, one that ensures that everyone at the table is heard.
For the past several years, Mark has offered his own mediation training to sold out seminars. He believes so much in mediation and alternative dispute resolution that he wants others to become mediators too. He is a true believer in the power of mediation and brings his confidence and positive nature to the mediation table every time.
Mediation is not for all couples. We will explain to you all of your options for dispute resolution and help assess what approach is best for your situation.
Newton Law Firm can help you with the following:
- Deciding whether mediation is right for your situation
- Explain expectations of mediation
- Mediating the ending of your marriage
- Drafting all the necessary paperwork after the mediation is completed
- Guiding you through court