It Takes A Village To Get Divorced
Friday, September 20, 2013 • 1:42pm
I have found that it does indeed take a village to raise my family. I now happily accept my friend’s offer to drop off my kid after a play date, carpool for gymnastics, or pick up some Tylenol at the pharmacy when my kid has a fever. I, too, am available to have your child over while you go to that meeting or to walk your dog while you spend the day down the shore. Raising a family takes a community. Well, so does getting a divorce.
As a divorce mediator, I can draft an agreement that addresses your parenting plan, division of assets and debt, child support and spousal support (alimony). I can guide the process to help you make important decisions about your future. However, I cannot definitively tell you how those decisions will affect your tax return. That is what an accountant can do. I cannot tell you what your house is worth. That is what a real estate agent can do. I cannot give you legal advice or be your legal advocate. That is what your
review attorney can do.
I often get asked why all these other experts are needed. I tell my clients that I am good at what I do, but I do not pretend to be good at everything. I want my clients to get the best support possible when going through a divorce. This means rallying the village. Luckily, if my clients don’t have their own experts to turn to for advice, Westfield Mediation, LLC, has a list of mediation-friendly professionals in various areas to help. Westfield Mediation, LLC offers a ready-made village for you.
For more information about divorce mediation contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at email@example.com.