Helping You Achieve an Affordable, Fair, and Amicable Divorce
It’s a voluntary, confidential process by which a trained divorce mediator facilitates a conversation with the parties involved. The purpose of the conversation is to establish mutually acceptable agreements.
Generally, divorce mediation is a less costly process than litigation, and clients have greater control over the time and money spent. Couples turn to divorce mediation to dissolve their marriages in a more amicable way and to be financially prudent with marital assets.
"Leah was extremely easy to work with during this challenging situation. She is very knowledgeable and unbiased when it comes to helping advise individuals through the dissolution process. I would highly recommend Leah as she makes it as smooth as possible. "
Leah Hadley is a trained Mediator, an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®), and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). She brings her personal experience as she divorced after ten years of marriage. Her own parents divorced when she was eight years old.
She is passionate about offering a resource that saves clients time and money. She works with clients throughout the divorce process to assist in evaluating divorce settlement options. After a divorce, Leah educates and empowers clients to make good financial decisions.
Kelly Shaw is a mediator specializing in divorce and parenting issues such as custody, visitation, schooling, and other major concerns or disputes. She received her training through a Supreme Court certified family mediation class at the University of Akron.
Kelly has first-hand experience with divorce mediation. Going through the experience was very positive, and she and her ex were able to remain friends. The process inspired her to want to share the positive outcome with others. With Kelly's guidance, she can help you achieve a successful co-parenting relationship.
"Leah walked us through the mediation in a way that was both professional and compassionate. She was candid throughout the process, acknowledging that it was emotional while also keeping us focused and on task."
In most cases, divorce mediation expenses are shared. In some cases, one spouse will agree to pay the costs.
The broad topics covered during mediation sessions are:
The timeline varies with each couple depending on many factors including the complexity of the issues that need to be discussed and how often the parties want to meet.
We are not attorneys and do not provide legal advice. As a service to our clients, we maintain a list of attorneys who will charge minimally for document preparation and will not require a full retainer to do so. You can also choose to self-file. However, we still recommend seeking advice from an attorney.
We offer virtual divorce mediation; this is your best option if you really do not want to be in the same room or you cannot be, due to distance.
As mediators, we facilitate the conversation between the parties involved. We do not provide opinions or tell you what you should do.
With technology, we never have to meet in person. Many divorcing couples choose online mediation for its many benefits even when they are located near our offices.