The Process Of Divorce Mediation

A courtroom battle can be a prolonged, frustrating ordeal. Many couples facing an uncontested or amicable divorce choose to work through mediation to resolve as many disputes as possible without relying on traditional courtroom litigation.

Since 1920, the law firm of Schmidt & Schmidt, S.C., has served clients in North Central Wisconsin who were facing the full range of family law matters. As the trend of "friendly divorce" has risen, we have devoted a significant portion of our firm to divorce mediation and guiding clients through the process of an amicable divorce. If you have questions regarding family law and how our skill can benefit you, don't hesitate to schedule a consultation.

With more than 20 years of divorce experience, attorney Andrew W. Schmidt can act as either your lawyer through divorce mediation or the neutral facilitator — but not both.

The Benefits Of Mediation

Wisconsin requires disputing couples to try mediation. That said, there are numerous benefits to the mediation process, including:

  • A shorter process than litigation
  • Having a voice in the compromise
  • Low-conflict discussions
  • Productive, positive environment
  • Lower cost than litigation
  • Process is navigated by an experienced facilitator
  • Can find nontraditional compromises

The goal of mediation is to foster cooperation and have couples work together rather than driving a larger wedge between them. By using external professionals such as certified public accountants (CPA), divorcing couples can reach resolutions regarding alimony, property division, pension plans and small-business matters.

Schedule A Consultation

If you have further questions regarding divorce mediation or an uncontested divorce, we encourage you to discuss your matter. Schedule a consultation at our Wausau office to learn how a divorce mediator can help. You can reach us by calling or emailing our firm.