St. Louis Divorce and Mediation Services FAQs
The topics below answer some of the most common divorce and mediation questions.
Many parents are unaware that there are healthier ways to divorce - meaning other than the court system. Often times spouses are still on civil, speaking terms when they decide to divorce. Many times when otherwise civil spouses choose the traditional, litigated route to divorce, it often drives a wedge between them. This can be very damaging to their co-parenting relationship and cause harm to the children - who are often caught in the middle. Many times, spouses choose mediation because they learn just how important it is to "keep it civil for the children", "maintain healthy co-parenting relationships post divorce", and "avoid draining the family finances". Here is a candid video depicting "Dear Mom & Dad" which was written by Monica Epperson, founder of The Child of Divorce. These are the words of children who have suffered the effects of "unhealthy divorce". This is a BIG reason spouses opt for the mediated and the collaborative divorce.
A common question that comes up is "How to Buy a House After Divorce". One spouse, if not both, will be moving out of the marital home. With that comes the need for a new home. This video talks about what to expect when buying a house after divorce.
When I talk to people about what it is that we do, they often ask me "what is mediation?". That is a great question and I always look forward to sharing with them what it is and how mediation benefits children, families, and finances. Take a look at our video to learn more.
What is a Financial Neutral in Collaborative Divorce & Divorce Mediation?
When I explain to people the collaborative divorce and mediation processes, they often follow up with "what is a financial neutral and what do they do?". These are great questions and in this video I cover the 3 most common divorce, financial neutral professionals and their role in the divorce process.
The answer is that it really depends. The typical divorce mediation takes between 3 and 4 (2 hour) mediation sessions over the course of 2 to 3 months. Being able to keep to this time frame and number of working sessions depends on a numerous variables. This video covers 3 of the variables that can impact the divorce mediation timeline.