In New York State, a growing number of divorces are resolved through the mediation process. Divorce mediation is a process where divorcing couples voluntarily collaborate with a trained mediator to negotiate and resolve all of their issues without the traditional, adversarial process of obtaining a divorce through the court system. If you and your spouse are capable of maintaining a respectful and constructive exchange of communication, mediation may be the appropriate option for you.
Mediation is a viable alternative to the costly and emotional process of traditional, adversarial legal representation where the parties battle out all of their issues in court. The mediation process is an inexpensive method in comparison to other divorce methods, as the mediation process is generally faster and the parties are able to save money due to the fact that there are no court appearances involved and there is less ancillary paperwork, which in turn reduces legal fees. Additionally, the parties only pay for the cost of one mediator, as opposed to two separate attorneys with one for each individual spouse.
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The divorce attorneys at Zimmer, Mathiesen & Associates are trained and skilled mediators who can help you obtain a reasonable agreement between you and your spouse by acting as a neutral third party. The mediator does not make any decisions for you or your spouse, but rather helps you make sure that your final divorce agreement is in accordance with the law and that the agreement is written properly as to avoid your agreement being modified or vacated in the future. If your agreement is not properly drafted, it is likely that you will have significant issues in the future wherein your spouse may have the agreement held to be invalid by the Court or certain portions of the agreement may be deemed by the Court to be unenforceable. This is one of the many reasons it is so important to have one of our experienced attorneys on your side to ensure that all of the paperwork is filled out properly, and not subject to future modification or invalidation.
The mediator facilitates communication between the parties and will help you and your spouse appropriately evaluate all of your options available under New York State law. One of our experienced and knowledgeable mediators will assist with the negotiation process between you and your spouse on all relevant issues including custody, visitation, the division of property, child support, and spousal maintenance. The attorneys at Zimmer, Mathiesen & Associates have been very successful in helping spouses come to a reasonable resolution of all relevant issues swiftly and amicably through the mediation process throughout their decades of practice.
The mediation process is much simpler than the drawn out battle of a contested divorce and through mediation, our attorneys will help you and your spouse work out arrangements for child custody and visitation that will work well into the future. It is more likely that both parties will be satisfied with their final divorce agreement after the mediation process due to the fact that the settlement is based on the cooperation of both parties, rather than a judge’s arbitrary ruling.
Mediation provides an opportunity to find reasonable and realistic resolutions to all of the issues pertaining to your divorce. Throughout mediation, the parties are in the best position to make the decisions for themselves that will have long term financial and personal consequences on their lives. Each situation is unique and the attorneys at Zimmer, Mathiesen & Associates are extremely adept at figuring out a reasonable resolution that works for you, your spouse, and your children in your own unique situation. The attorneys at our firm are more than capable of coming up with creative ways of resolving difficult situations when the parties reach an impasse on one issue or several issues involved in their divorce.
At Zimmer, Mathiesen & Associates, we can represent you in any kind of divorce proceeding. Our attorneys will discuss all of your possible options and we will figure out which approach works best for you. Our office may provide you and your spouse with an impartial, neutral mediator or even represent you individually as an independent attorney that you can consult with outside of the mediation process. Our attorneys are experienced at reviewing agreements drafted by other attorneys through the mediation process and making sure all of your rights are fully protected. We will work to ensure that you and your spouse come to a full and final agreement that is satisfactory to both parties.
After doing extensive research and my due diligence to find the right firm for me, Todd J Zimmer and Associates was 100% the right decision. I intially spoke with Todd who was sincere and sympathetic to my situation being I had a premature daughter and was heading into a custody battle. He said that his associate Stephanie Mathiesen would be representing me and assured me she is GREAT at what she does! I could write over and over praise for Stephanie, but for me the fact that my family and friends whom have stood by me during this difficult time have basically looked at Stephanie as a apart of my family instead of just being my lawyer. She has a passion and drive to do what is right for her clients, she has a amazing way of taking a hectic situation and pacifying it with out diminishing its seriousness. She has firey way about her and gets it DONE! She’s responds to all my emails and phone calls ASAP. All these stories and negative stigmas about attorneys are with out a doubt negated by Stephanie and the Zimmer Firm.
I can’t express enough how pleased I am with the services I received from Mr. Zimmer and his staff! This has by far been the most difficult period in my life. His caring demeanor and his professional staff made it so much more easier to deal with this awful period in my life. Mr. Zimmer was always there when I needed to speak with him. He took his time explaining the whole process step by step. He is such a hard worker and cares about his clients. He will fight for you and get you everything you deserve and more! I highly recommend Mr. Zimmer!
When dealing with the many unexpected twists and turns of a divorce, you need a law firm that is able to explain it all to you. Todd Zimmer and his staff were ever ready to respond to my questions and concerns. Todd emailed me himself on several occasions after 1 in the morning just to make sure I understood the next step. He walked me through the process, helped me feel at ease, and ultimately got me everything I needed in my settlement. He has even been available to answer questions and assist me after my divorce was finalized.
I just finished my divorce case and wanted to write a well deserved review for my lawyer, Todd J. Zimmer and his exemplary staff. They are truly a unique law firm that was attentive to my every need and concern while my wife and I were going through such a difficult time. Their attention to the details of my case, and ensuring I was well looked after 24/7 was a true illustration of the dedication of Mr. Zimmer and his caring staff, who each were beyond wonderful. There are not enough good words that can describe the care and professionalism that Todd. J Zimmer and his staff provide. Thank you Todd, as well as the rest of your staff for assisting me during such a chaotic time in my life. You delivered on everything you promised me and kept me grounded throughout my case. I also appreciated that while you were tough, you showed my wife great care and respect. I told you when we first met that was important to me and you never forgot. Thank you for everything!