Spousal support is a financial agreement reached either by a court proceeding or by mutual consent of the couple in the process of divorce. In the latter case, mutual consent generally occurs when a divorcing couple works with a divorce mediator, like our staff at Johnson Mediation. More and more couples are choosing divorce mediation instead of the more traditional approach of working through the court system with lawyers representing each person. The court system tends to be more expensive and time-consuming, and much less convenient for the people seeking divorce and resolution about issues of spousal and/or child support payments. If you and your spouse are able to work together, these issues may well become simpler to resolve.
Using Mediation to Determine Spousal Support Payments
For couples with spousal support issues to be resolved in their divorce settlements, our experience and expertise can reduce if not eliminate the stress that occurs in even the most amicable of divorces. Johnson Mediation will work with both members of the divorcing couple to achieve the best possible outcomes in every aspect of the process. Spousal support can be a concern for both parties, but when the mediation process is in the hands of Johnson Mediation, you will know that fairness will be at the forefront of the mediation process.
When you combine that knowledge with the understanding that mediated divorce proceedings tend to be less expensive than traditional court processes, you are likely to emerge from the process feeling relieved and thinking that it was far less stressful than it might have been. Such things cannot be guaranteed, of course, but if you enter your divorce process trusting that the mediator overseeing it has your best interests in mind, you may well feel a greater sense of optimism as you move forward. Our team will make sure that you bring all necessary financial information to the table so that it can be reviewed and an equitable spousal support agreement can be reached. Our mediators use the same information that the courts do, but they work to find a solution that has the best interest of all in mind. Factors that are considered when determining spousal support include:
● Standard of living
● Length of the marriage
● Physical and emotional condition of both parties
● Financial resources of both parties
● The need to find employment and/or become self sufficient
Expert Divorce Mediators
Our approach to divorce mediation is designed to maximize benefits to all parties involved, and when it comes to the issue of spousal support, fairness should be a primary concern. We believe that divorcing couples can find workable solutions to the issues that led to the decision to get divorced, and we work hard to help you feel confident in our ability to help you through a difficult time in life. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call our team at Johnson Mediation at (952) 401-7599.