Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation means different things to different people. In our office, you and your spouse will sit down in the same room with either Barbara Gervase or Susan Mintz, who will serve as a neutral divorce mediator. The goal at Gervase & Mintz is to help you work through all the issues you need to resolve so that the two of you can get through your divorce or separation without the need for court intervention.

Divorce Mediation is flexible and confidential. If you have children, divorce mediation provides you and your spouse an opportunity to settle your conflict in a way that helps you work together as parents have your divorce.

We remain neutral between the husband and wife.

Divorce Mediation is voluntary. It continues only for so long as you wish it to continue. At Gervase & Mintz, you pay by the session. There is no need for an up-front retainer.

What is Collaborative Practice?

Collaborative Practice, including Collaborative Law and interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce is a relatively new way for you to resolve disputes respectfully.

The heart of Collaborative Law or Collaborative Divorce (also called “no court divorce”, “divorce with dignity”, “peaceful divorce”) is to offer you and your spouse or partner the support, protection and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court. Additionally, Collaborative Divorce allows you the benefit of child and financial specialists, divorce coaches and other professionals all working together as a team.

Collaborative Practice involves:

  • Negotiating a mutually acceptable settlement without having a court decide issues;
  • Maintaining open communication and information sharing; and
  • Creating shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of the parties.