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Your Online Path to a Peaceful, Out-of-Court, Divorce and a Healthy Post-Divorce Life For You and Your Family
If you don’t want to go to court, mediate your divorce and get all your paperwork signed and filed in as soon as three months.
Better Apart® Divorce Mediation is the powerful alternative to the long, expensive and very public traditional approach to divorce.
Unlike taking your divorce to court, this method allows you to remain in full control of the entire process, to avoid the customary public airing of your private matters, and dramatically reduces the risk of the process becoming overly-complicated or nasty.
Unlike traditional mediation, where you’re constantly aware of the “clock ticking” with hourly billing, Better Apart Mediation offers a straightforward flat-fee and an efficient journey through the process.
For most people, you will arrive at all the terms of your divorce resolution within three months.
Traditional litigation costs on average $20,000. per person. For most families Better Apart Mediation cost ranges from from $2,500 (simple package with no paperwork) to $20,000 (more involved mediation with all the paperwork and filing fees). With the right tools and professionals serving you, your divorce can be the launchpad for the rest of your life in a positive way.
If you and your spouse are committed to a peaceful, out-of-court, divorce that prepares the way for a healthy post-divorce life for you and your family, then the first step in the process is to schedule a short consultation so we can discuss your specific situation.
During this call, we’ll get clear on whether or not the Better Apart Mediation is right for you, which option is best for your needs and how many sessions (some use more, some use less) will be required to achieve your goals.
HOW DOES BETTER APART DIVORCE MEDIATION WORK?
DiDivorYou and your spouse will have up to six regularly scheduled mediation sessions working directly with me over a period of up to three months (if that sounds too fast, don’t worry, extensions are possible!)
All sessions are online so you can attend from whatever location you find comfortable and convenient.
In between these meetings, you can talk, email and text with questions or concerns. In cases where lawyers are involved, I will even have a separate meeting with the lawyers to iron out the most difficult entrenched conflict at no extra charge.
During the entire process, there will be no “meter” running. So you won’t feel any pressure that asking another question or digging deeper into a conversation creates a financial burden.
Better Apart Mediation is focused on helping you move through the difficult process of divorce in a way that is simple, straightforward and designed to arrive at solutions that everyone involved can accept.
Once the terms are arrived at, you have the option for me to provide a neutral Separation Agreement (in NY and MA only), which can be used for filing, or to simply be provided with a Memorandum of understanding, which your lawyers can then draft for the court.
Should you opt to have your lawyer draft the agreement, I will remain available to you for an additional month after the final meeting to answer questions that may arise during the drafting process. This is also included in the single fee you pay for our engagement.
While I am a lawyer, during the Better Apart mediation, I am serving in the unique role of a neutral third party. To preserve this neutrality, which is required to help facilitate the process to its completion, while I may share some legal information or insights, I will not offer legal advice to any party.
While it is not mandatory, it is always a best practice to have a lawyer to consult with throughout the process before signing on the dotted line. The best time to get a lawyer is AFTER our first meeting.
Once we are finished with the process, the only thing left for you to do is to have your uncontested paperwork prepared by a third party. These documents are purely administrative and do not involve any of the heavy decision making and emotional lifting required by the mediation process.
Traditional litigation costs on average $20,000. per person. For most families, Better Apart Divorce Mediation ranges from from $2,500 (simple package with no paperwork) to $20,000 (more involved mediation with all the paperwork and filing fees). With the right tools and professionals serving you, your divorce can be the launchpad for the rest of your life in a positive way.
Schedule a consultation today and see how Better Apart Mediation can help you and your family navigate your divorce process.
DISCLAIMER: The commentary, advice, and opinions from Gabrielle Hartley are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice or mental health services. You should contact an attorney and/or mental health professional in your state to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.