Divorce Financial Mediation
Divorce does not have to be a battle. Arons & Associates helps minimize arguing and stress for both spouses and your children by facilitating an open and free exchange of information, focused on problem solving. This reduces conflict, frees-up both parties to negotiate with each other in confidence and models future cooperative behavior — an important objective when children are involved. Couples are generally more willing to comply with the terms of a solution they have drawn up themselves rather than one that has been dictated to them.
What Is Divorce Financial Mediation?
Arons & Associates Divorce Planning offers this efficient, cost-effective and confidential process to craft your own solutions in a private setting rather than going to court.
Spouses who choose divorce financial mediation meet with our experienced divorce “Financial Neutral” who focuses on the financial aspects of your divorce. Acting as a neutral third-party, our mediator helps both spouses resolve property division and other settlement issues. The goal of our mediation is for you and your spouse to come to an agreement that:
- Can be incorporated into your final settlement documentation.
- Is equitable and fair.
- Provides both spouses with a clear understanding of the short- and long-term impact of the settlement.
- Will address and explain the potential tax consequences of the settlement.
- Provides both spouses with confidence in their financial future post-divorce.
- Minimizes emotional turmoil and unnecessary professional fees.
See our case study for an example showing how successful divorce financial mediation benefits both spouses.
Unlike a judge, the mediator does not make decisions for you. Instead, the mediator helps you explore alternatives and reach solutions tailored to the specific needs and objectives of your family.
We recommend that each spouse hire a consulting attorney to:
- Provide legal advice to spouses before and after the mediation.
- Review the preliminary division of assets resulting from mediation.
- Review and prepare the Parenting Plan and complete the child support worksheet
- Prepare and file the required legal documents.
Your consulting attorney will ensure that you fully understand the legal implications of your final settlement. Arons & Associates will ensure that you and your spouse understand the short- and long-term financial and tax implications of your settlement.
Contact our office at 615-376-8204 for more information or to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss the unique circumstances of your divorce.
Although we both had fine attorneys during our divorce, it was Sandy’s ability to function as a financial neutral and organize / explain the financial issues that really made the difference in our case and settlement. Divorce is very emotional and it is easy to get swept away in the current. Sandy kept us on track by focusing on the numbers. As she educated us about the finances, our anxiety levels decreased and we were able to think more clearly. Sandy provided invaluable financial insights, advice and support to both of us (and the attorneys) as we navigated the dissolution of our 35-year marriage. She helped us through these difficult waters in a manner that was always professional, positive, helpful and encouraging. Without hesitation, we recommend Sandy if your marriage is ending and your goal is to minimize the cost and drama while having confidence you are making smart choices.
Bill and Sue Snyder, Franklin, TN