Mediation for Divorce in Wisconsin: What is Divorce Mediation?
Mediation in Wisconsin is a way of legally ending a marriage without the added stress of hiring a lawyer or appearing in court. As a mediator, Eileen Sherman plays a crucial role in guiding couples through the necessary documents and decisions while ensuring neutrality throughout the process. She helps couples create a mutually acceptable agreement by facilitating effective communication and assisting them in finding common ground.
One of the key benefits of Eileen's mediation process is that couples retain complete control over crucial decisions regarding their children, assets and debts, property, retirement, insurance, and taxes rather than having a judge make these decisions for them. As the current Racine County Family Court Worker/Mediator, Eileen has the skills and expertise required to help couples navigate the divorce process successfully.
Benefits of Divorce Mediation
The Process: What Happens in Divorce Mediation
Mediation for divorce typically takes 4 separate 1-hour sessions with Eileen, but is subject to change based on complexity of the case.
FAQs About Divorce Mediation
Is Divorce Mediation Legally Binding In The State of Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, divorce mediation is a non-binding process, which means the mediator cannot force a settlement or make any decisions for the parties involved. However, if an agreement is reached during mediation, it can be submitted to the court for approval. Once the court approves the agreement, it becomes legally binding.
How long does divorce mediation take?
Eileen Sherman’s mediation process typically requires 4 visits over the span of a couple of months depending upon scheduling flexibility of both parties. However, the time it takes to complete divorce mediation varies depending upon factors such as the complexity of the issues involved and how quickly the parties can reach an agreement.
What is the cost of mediation?
Eileen typically charges $2000 for four complete sessions in her mediation process. In case there are additional concerns that need to be addressed beyond these four sessions, a rate of $200 per hour is applied. Specific information regarding cost will be discussed during your initial consultation with Eileen, as rates are subject to change depending on factors such as the complexity of the case.
What is the difference between a divorce coach and a divorce mediator?
A divorce mediator is a neutral third party who helps a couple reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce. They do not take sides, assist in decision-making, or provide individual counseling. A divorce coach, on the other hand, who works one-on-one with an individual going through a divorce to help manage emotions and develop coping strategies. They may also provide guidance on communication skills and help clients set and achieve goals related to their divorce.