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DIVORCE MEDIATION

 

In a conventional divorce, you and your ex-partner are each represented by a separate lawyer. Under the guidance and advice of an attorney-mediator, you and your ex-partner will be able to discuss and arrange all the issues that come with getting a divorce. With Uiteen – Firm for Family Law in Rotterdam, an attorney-mediator makes it possible to mutually agree on matters such as those concerning the children, your property and the distribution of assets.

Every attorney-mediator at Uiteen is fully specialized in divorce mediation and has handled many divorce cases to the satisfaction of her clients.

Read on to know what to expect during mediation with Uiteen.

 

 

MEDIATION PROCESS WITH UITEEN

Going through a divorce, there is a lot for you to deal with all at once. Uiteen can assist you through this process.

STEP 1


  • resolving urgent problems;
  • making work-related arrangements;
  • working on communication.

STEP 2


STEP 3


  • informing your child(ren);
  • signing the settlement agreement and parenting plan;
  • filing for divorce.

STEP 4


  • registration of the divorce;
  • informing the retirement funds;
  • carrying out the agreements made.

WHICH ASPECTS NEED TO BE DISCUSSED?

 

COMMUNICATION


You will both work on your communication together with a mediator in order to come to sound and lasting agreements.                                                                

CHILDREN


Under the guidance of a mediator you will make arrangements for the care of your child(ren) and set these in a parenting plan.                                                             

FINANCES


Various aspects of your finances will be discussed, including housing and other assets or debt. The arrangements will be laid out in a settlement agreement.

THE PROCEDURE


A judge will ratify the parenting plan and the settlement agreement in a divorce ruling.

 

 

 

ADVANTAGES OF MEDIATION

CHEAPER


Rather than both hiring a separate lawyer, you share the costs of an attorney-mediator.

FASTER


You don’t have to deal with the long waiting list for a settlement in court.

 

COMPLETE


Unlike the rather limited divorce ruling you will get in court, mediation enables you to make arrangements on matters important to you, both now and after the divorce.

SATISFACTION


The papers will be signed only when you are satisfied with the agreements and arrangements made.

 

TIPS

Your life is difficult enough when preparing for a divorce. Based on our experience, we have four tips that will help you to get smoothly through the divorce process.

1. BE PREPARED:
Make sure that you’re prepared for your meeting with the attorney-mediator. A divorce procedure – no matter how you approach it – will cost you quite a bit of money. You are paying a relatively large amount for something you thought would never happen to you and something you’re certainly not looking forward to. Make sure that you have collected all of the information listed in the checklist. Having trouble getting some of the documents needed? Get in touch with the attorney-mediator before the meeting to help you with this.

2. INFORM YOURSELF:
Find out if you are eligible for any fiscal aid or other types of financial support after the divorce. This will provide more certainty over your finances. The attorney-mediator can also certainly help you here.

3. SEEK SUPPORT:
If you are having a hard time with the divorce emotionally, don’t wait to seek support from a professional. When you spend too much time with your sorrow and anger in the “grieving phase”, it can become very difficult to make decisions about your future. In the Uiteen team, Janneke Rienstra or Mauk Holleman can offer you their support.

4.CONSIDER THE PARENTING PLAN:
When you have children to think about, try to talk with your partner about how you envision parenting after the divorce. The parenting plan includes all arrangements regarding your children. Drawing up a parenting plan is also one of the requirements for finalizing the divorce. Uiteen can provide you with examples for getting started. Simply complete the form to request a model parenting plan.

 

 

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