Family and divorce mediation in Maryland.
A peaceful, healthy divorce is a choice. Choose an experienced Maryland Divorce Mediator.
Studies show that how you do your divorce has more influence on your emotional and financial well-being than any other single factor.
Divorce does not have to be a damaging legal battle. Most people know that divorce litigation almost always escalates conflict and causes emotional and financial fallout for everyone involved.
At the end of a long and distressing process, it is the judge that makes the final decisions that will have a lasting impact on your family. More often than not, judicial orders feel arbitrary and leave both spouses feeling dissatisfied.
The harmful adversarial legal process can be avoided, and you can control the outcome with the help of an experienced Maryland divorce mediator. By working with a mediator with expertise in family law and divorce finances, you and your spouse will have a neutral guide to help clarify issues, create multiple options for resolution and develop terms that are mutually acceptable for your divorce.
In mediation, you craft your own divorce in a way that works for your family. A mediated settlement eliminates the uncertainty inherent in a litigated divorce.
Why Choose Eileen Coen Mediation, LLC?
If you are looking for practical guidance to help you navigate the road ahead, I can help.
Eileen Coen is a Maryland Mediator with extensive experience helping couples navigate their marital separation and divorce without resorting to an adversarial legal process.
She has more than 25 years of experience helping people reach consensus and create agreements that work. She brings the skills and tools of a professional mediator, attorney, life coach, educator, and parent to the resolution process.
You can expect Eileen to provide the compassion, structure, and strategies it takes to get past the impasse, make well-informed decisions and maintain agency and control of what happens in your separation or divorce.
Maryland Divorce Mediation can be used to resolve any or all the issues related to your separation or divorce, including:
- Planning and logistics for your physical separation
- Child Custody
- Parenting Plans
- Child Support
- Alimony/Spousal Support
- Property Settlement
- Pensions, 401k’s and IRA’s
- Family Home
- Marital debt
- Health and Life Insurance
- Co-parent communication
- Parent Relocation
- Talking to your children about your divorce
What are the benefits of Divorce Mediation in Maryland?
Most couples complete the mediation process in just a fraction of the time required for an attorney-negotiated settlement, collaborative law practice, or litigated divorce.
Reduced emotional drain
Working together in a cooperative and transparent process instead of fighting against each other in an adversarial one minimizes the tension and stress that can prolong divorce and delay the healing process for everyone.
Minimal financial strain
It should be no surprise that working together collaboratively with one professional, instead of working against each other with opposing legal counsel, will almost always minimize the investment needed to obtain a divorce. In Maryland, the average cost of divorce mediation is at least half the cost of attorney-negotiated divorce and a small fraction of the cost of a litigated divorce.
Creative solutions that work
If the issues of divorce are put before the court to decide, the judge is constrained by law to a limited and proscribed range of “one size fits all” remedies; whereas individuals can devise creative solutions tailored to their family’s unique needs and circumstances and establish a legally binding agreement, enforceable in court.
More control over the outcome
You and your spouse are empowered to make the important decisions that will impact your family, instead of a judge who isn’t familiar with the specific needs of your family.
Facilitates a more child-focused parenting plan to help you and your children adjust to life after the divorce.
Parenting arrangements made by agreement (rather than by court order) reduce friction between parents and allow them to cultivate a cooperative co-parenting relationship that supports their children to thrive.
Protects important family relationships
Parents who resolve their divorce through mediation are shown to maintain more meaningful long-term relationships with their children than parents who litigate.
When you create a marital settlement agreement in mediation instead of in court, your private information will not be available on the public record.
Studies show that spouses are more likely to adhere to mutually acceptable agreements created themselves than to terms imposed by court order.
Is divorce mediation right for us?
Keep in mind that you and your spouse don’t have to agree on everything at the beginning of the process. The only thing you need to agree on is that you will work together to resolve your differences until you reach a mutually acceptable agreement.
Maryland Divorce Mediation is ideal for people who are:
- Residents of Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Frederick County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and other counties throughout Maryland.
- Motivated to make well-informed financial and parenting arrangements that work for everyone involved, and to establish a mutually acceptable, legally binding separation agreement.
- Ready to look for solutions for the future instead of dwelling on blame for transgressions in the past.
- Seeking professional guidance and support in a respectful environment.
- Looking for the best opportunity to learn, heal and grow from the experience and move into a new, hopeful future.
If you are looking for an experienced Maryland divorce mediator, contact Eileen Coen for professional guidance to your equitable, amicable, healthy divorce.