We Getting divorced can be time-consuming, even when you choose a non-adversarial option, such as mediation. Fortunately, Freed Marcroft offers virtual divorce mediation. This allows spouses greater convenience and flexibility to participate in mediation sessions from any private location in Connecticut, out of state, or even internationally. Instead of coordinating schedules and spending time traveling to a law office, you can use your phone or high-speed internet connection to join mediation over Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, or another technology.
At Freed Marcroft, we are experienced mediation attorneys committed to leveraging technology to meet our clients where they are. In virtual mediation, your mediator will guide your conversation and help you engage in constructive dialogue. Your Connecticut virtual mediation lawyer can help you reach an out-of-court resolution virtually so that you can efficiently transition to your new life.
BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL DIVORCE MEDIATION
Virtual divorce mediation can provide spouses with many countless benefits. You can:
- Join mediation sessions privately from anywhere in the world.
- Tailor the mediation process to your schedule and needs.
- Access secure video conferencing.
- Maximize convenience and minimize time and cost.
- Mediate without being in the same place at the same time.
- Resolve all the matters without going to court.
VIRTUAL DIVORCE MEDIATION BASICS
Virtual divorce mediation works much like traditional mediation, but instead of meeting in the office, you’ll use your computer or phone from any private location. As a result, spouses can candidly confront their issues without formal court procedures or public disclosure of private family matters. Your Connecticut virtual mediator will have experience in conflict resolution, divorce law, and divorce settlements. The mediator does not have authority over the proceedings and will not force either spouse to accept an agreement. Instead, the mediator uses conflict resolution skills and strategies to help both sides achieve an equitable resolution. As your mediator, we cannot make a ruling or offer legal advice, but we can provide legal information.
We encourage mediating spouses to each have their own consulting attorney with whom to review the agreements you reach in your mediation and advise you (we call this review counsel). Your mediator may also recommend you involve neutral financial or child specialists to help you reach resolutions. Then, together with your mediator, you’ll finalize the agreement and file it with the court.
VIRTUAL DIVORCE MEDIATION TECHNOLOGY
Technology plays a critical role during virtual divorce mediation. Freed Marcroft’s state-of-the-art technology helps ensure that your remains private during and after mediation. We also use technology to efficiently share documents during video conferences. All participants can easily review documents online with the screen-sharing function. This makes the process much more efficient.
Technology also helps people with scheduling. Because they can meet virtually, schedules are easier to coordinate, and spouses can participate from any private location in Connecticut, out of state, or even internationally. So, virtual divorce mediation might be the right legal prescription for you if you want to alleviate some of the stress that naturally occurs when getting divorced.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR VIRTUAL MEDIATION?
Our virtual divorce attorneys in Connecticut handle divorces via all three approaches: mediation, litigation, and collaborative law. Your Freed Marcroft legal team will help you understand the pros and cons of all three so that you can choose the right approach for you and your family. For example, spouses’ willingness to communicate, move forward, and openly share financial information are all critical components of virtual mediation.
Freed Marcroft’s legal team has extensive experience in all divorce options, because what is most important to us is designing a divorce individualized to you, your goals, and your family. We call our initial consultation the Goals & Planning Conference because it’s all about your future. With this, your divorce attorney is set up to design a legal strategy to get you on to living the life that you want to live.