A married couple that has filed for divorce on their own, by completing the Summons & Petition for Divorce available at the Courthouse, can jointly hire one attorney to act as a mediator. The mediator’s job is to remain neutral and help the people reach a mutual agreement. The mediator also helps complete the written documents that must be given to the judge at the final hearing.

A mediator does not represent either person individually and would not attend the hearings. Mediation is a voluntary process, either person can back out at any time and hire their own attorney. Sometimes pro se mediations are not successful and attorneys must be hired.

Would Divorce Mediation work for us?
  1. Have you already filed for divorce on your own without an attorney?
  2. Do you and your spouse still communicate civilly?
  3. Do you and your spouse agree on how to divide most things you own?
  4. Are you and your spouse close to agreeing on a schedule for dividing time with your kids (if you have children)?

If you answered “yes” to 3 or more of the above questions, Mediation may be an option for you.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process where both sides hire ONE mediator, usually an experienced family law attorney, to try to work out an agreement, somewhere in the middle. It is a voluntary process and both sides must be willing to cooperate and compromise. The parties control whether an agreement is reached. The mediator is the guide to that middle ground.

The Wausau Area law firm of TLUSTY & KENNEDY, offers Divorce Mediation Services.

Contact us to find out the cost of mediation or to schedule an appointment with our attorneys. Fill out the form below or call 715-359-3188.

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