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Connecticut Virtual Divorce Mediation
Getting divorced can be a time-consuming process, 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 divorce attorneys and trained mediators 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 a constructive dialogue. Your Freed Marcroft mediator 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
- 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.
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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. Spouses can candidly confront their issues without formal court procedure or public disclosure of private family matters. Your Freed Marcroft 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 move toward an equitable resolution. As your mediator, we cannot make a ruling or offer legal advice, but we can provide legal information.
You and your spouse are each encouraged to have your own consulting attorney to review the agreements you reach in your mediation and advise you accordingly (this is called 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 ensures that information is protected during and after mediation. Technology is also used to share documents during video conferences quickly. All parties 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 are able to mediate from any private location in Connecticut, out of state, or even internationally. If you want to alleviate some of the stress that naturally occurs when getting divorced, virtual divorce mediation might be the right legal prescription for you.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR VIRTUAL 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 approach that’s the right fit 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.
CAN I CHOOSE VIRTUAL DIVORCE MEDIATION NO MATTER WHERE I LIVE?
Freed Marcroft serves the entire state of Connecticut, so you can choose virtual divorce mediation as long as you have a Connecticut divorce – whether you live in state, out of state, or internationally. Some of our clients reside far from our Hartford or Cheshire offices, while others live nearby. Virtual divorce mediation is popular, regardless of location.
Divorcing spouses can settle their entire divorce or family law matter via virtual mediation. That includes property division, alimony, child support, child custody, and parenting. Virtual mediation can be a particularly effective tool for the complex issues in high-net worth divorces and international divorce and custody, as well as the nuances involved when dissolving same sex marriages. It’s also helpful for resolving any Post Judgment problems or changes after divorce.