What is a Mediator?
A mediator, in the context of divorce, acts as a neutral 3rd party who attempts to help divorcing couples resolve the issues needed to complete a divorce in New Hampshire.
Mediators can help the parties reach agreements relating to dividing property, child support, alimony, parenting time (custody), and all other issues that must be decided when couples divorce.
Even though many mediators are attorneys, mediators are not representing the parties. Attorney ethical rules prevent a lawyer from representing both parties in a dispute. Therefore, mediators can provide you with legal information but they cannot provide you with legal advice.
Why Choose Mediation?
At Schoff & Reardon we believe mediation is one of the greatest tools available to help divorcing spouses quickly and efficiently reach a vested agreement.
A vested agreement is an agreement where both sides have spent significant time, emotional resources, and have been forced to make difficult but necessary compromises.
Research has shown that when couples reach a vested agreement they are far less likely to come back to court with post-divorce disputes. Couples that reach vested agreements are also generally much more happy and satisfied with the final outcome of their divorce.