Depending on the complexity of your situation, both parties will meet with your professionally trained Mediator for approximately six to eight 90-minute sessions. You will often have homework to complete prior to each session.
During the Mediation process, several critical documents will be prepared, including child support guidelines and a parenting plan, a description of the division of your assets and liabilities and a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Your Mediator can provide your MOU to your attorney in Word format so that he or she can use the information to prepare your Property Settlement Agreement (PSA) efficiently.
The speed of the Mediation process and creation of key documents, including your non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), depends on your providing all necessary information to your Mediator in a timely and accurate manner. The level of conflict between the couple and your willingness to come to an agreement also contribute to the pace of the Mediation process.