Stucki Law Firm Mediation Process

The Stucki Law Firm provides divorce, custody, and support mediation through The Gentle Divorce  program.  In most cases we are able to provide all the support you need to complete the divorce process. We want to find a solution that works best for you and your family.  Step 1: Consultation and Scheduling Contact us for a free phone consultation. We can send you free brochures and guides with more information as well.  Our brochures are also helpful to present the possibility of divorce mediation to your spouse if you have not done so already. When you determine that divorce mediation might work for your family, we will coordinate with you and your spouse to schedule an initial appointment to begin mediation.  You also have the option of a half hour in-person consultation to better determine if our process is right for you (this in-person initial consultation costs $25). Step 2: Initial Mediation Sessions During the first and second mediation sessions, we will address many aspects of your divorce. The specific information discussed will depend from case to case. Typically by the end of the mediation sessions you will be in agreement on how to divide your assets, issues of child custody, develop a parenting plan, and what to do about child support and/or spousal support. There may be a few questions or impasses that still need to be worked out, but you will be surprised how effective mediation is in facilitating agreement. Step 3: Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) Based on the agreements you accomplished in the first session, we will prepare a draft of your Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA). This document contains your agreements on property division, child custody, child support, and/or spousal support (alimony).  We will send a copy to both you and your spouse to review and think about if there are any changes you would like to make.  You will also be able to access your MSA and other documents at anytime through our secure client portal. Step 4: Signing and Document Preparation We will meet together and read through the Marital Settlement Agreement draft and make corrections and other changes as needed. We will print out a final copy at which time you can sign the agreement. We will have the agreement notarized (no fee through our in-house notary). Step 5: Court Document Preparation The Marital Settlement Agreement takes the place of many, many family law forms that other types of divorces require.  However, even with an agreement there are still a number of forms that need to be filled out and filed with the court.  We help in the process of gathering and filling out the required court forms.  As part of our process, we help make sure that all the forms are ready and prepared to file with the court. Step 6: Filing Court Documents and MSA Once filed, a judge will review the documents and make a final divorce order based on the terms in your Marital Settlement Agreement.
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Stucki Law Firm Mediation

Process

The Stucki Law Firm provides divorce, custody, and support mediation through The Gentle Divorce program.  In most cases we are able to provide all the support you need to complete the divorce process. We want to find a solution that works best for you and your family.  Step 1: Consultation and Scheduling Contact us for a free phone consultation. We can send you free brochures and guides with more information as well.  Our brochures are also helpful to present the possibility of divorce mediation to your spouse if you have not done so already. When you determine that divorce mediation might work for your family, we will coordinate with you and your spouse to schedule an initial appointment to begin mediation.  You also have the option of a half hour in-person consultation to better determine if our process is right for you (this in- person initial consultation costs $25). Step 2: Initial Mediation Sessions During the first and second mediation sessions, we will address many aspects of your divorce. The specific information discussed will depend from case to case. Typically by the end of the mediation sessions you will be in agreement on how to divide your assets, issues of child custody, develop a parenting plan, and what to do about child support and/or spousal support. There may be a few questions or impasses that still need to be worked out, but you will be surprised how effective mediation is in facilitating agreement. Step 3: Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) Based on the agreements you accomplished in the first session, we will prepare a draft of your Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA). This document contains your agreements on property division, child custody, child support, and/or spousal support (alimony).  We will send a copy to both you and your spouse to review and think about if there are any changes you would like to make.  You will also be able to access your MSA and other documents at anytime through our secure client portal. Step 4: Signing and Document Preparation We will meet together and read through the Marital Settlement Agreement draft and make corrections and other changes as needed. We will print out a final copy at which time you can sign the agreement. We will have the agreement notarized (no fee through our in-house notary). Step 5: Court Document Preparation The Marital Settlement Agreement takes the place of many, many family law forms that other types of divorces require.  However, even with an agreement there are still a number of forms that need to be filled out and filed with the court.  We help in the process of gathering and filling out the required court forms.  As part of our process, we help make sure that all the forms are ready and prepared to file with the court. Step 6: Filing Court Documents and MSA Once filed, a judge will review the documents and make a final divorce order based on the terms in your Marital Settlement Agreement.
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