Facing separation or divorce? We can refer you to a mediator. Employees can contact one of the two mediator’s listed below:
John R. Piper, Mediator
Renee O. LaPoint, M.S., Mediator
Divorce and Family Mediation Services, Inc.
Both mediators’ practices are based here in Rochester, and have made their services available to our clients at a 20% discount of their current fees (new clients only). An initial $50 consultation fee provides a full hour of the mediator’s time to see if the mediation process is right for you. Below is a synopsis of the mediation process for separation/divorce.
Separation/Divorce mediation can provide a cost and time-saving choice for couples and families facing separation and divorce. Most mediated agreements can be completed in a matter of weeks. At the same time, mediation gives couples the decision-making control and allows couples to take ownership for those decisions.
Divorce mediation is a voluntary settlement process used frequently and successfully by married couples who want to separate or divorce, and by domestic partners who want to separate. Divorce mediation gives couples the option to plan their futures in a manner in which makes sense to the couple and in an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect. With the assistance of a trained divorce mediator, participants can reach an agreement that is custom-made for their own family, finances and future. Mediation is a completely confidential process.
Participants in mediation are encouraged to seek the services of other professionals (e.g. legal, financial, mental health, etc.) at any time they believe it to be in their interest to do so. At the end of the mediation process, couples are encouraged to then seek legal representation for the processing of all paperwork.
Why Divorce Mediation?
- The cost of a mediated divorce is estimated to be 65 to 75 percent less than the cost of an adversarial litigated divorce.
- A typical mediated agreement can be accomplished in weeks, not months or years as with litigation.
- Participants make the decisions and create an agreement that they both find acceptable, enhancing the ability to work together in the future as co-parents, when children and involved.
- Mediation strives to give the parties a voice and an active role in the decision making process.
Financial Divorce Consulting
Divorce is a stressful and emotional time in your life; making necessary financial decisions for you and your family’s future can seem overwhelming. A financial divorce consultant can help support, educate, and empower you to make informed financial decisions if you're contemplating divorce, currently going through a divorce, or are recently divorced.
A Financial Divorce Consultant can help answer common questions like:
- How much spousal and child support should I expect to be receiving; or paying?
- Will I have enough income for me and my children?
- How much is this divorce going to cost and how can I pay for it?
- Should we keep the marital home, is it financially possible?
- Does my spouse get my retirement – do I get theirs?
- How do we divide our assets and debts?
- Will I owe taxes and penalties because of how we divide assets and property?
- Who is going to pay for the children’s college education?
Employees can contact local Financial Divorce Consultant:
Jillian K. Jones, MBA, CDFA®, Financial Divorce Consultant
Supportive Divorce Solutions
Jillian Jones’s practice is based here in Rochester, NY where she has made her services available to our clients for a 20% discount of her current fees. An initial complimentary phone consultation provides thirty (30) minutes of Jillian’s time to see how her Financial Divorce Consulting expertise can help you during this difficult time.