The millennial generation, born between 1980-2000, are enthusiastically
embracing divorce mediation.
Millennials are different from Generation X and Baby Boomers. They are
tech savvy, play well with others, collaborative, and not afraid to ask
others for help. They are civic-minded, want to make the world a better
place, and when it comes to divorce, they enthusiastically embrace mediation.
I have worked with many millennial couples in the last year and have found
them so incredibly inspiring. Millennials are waiting longer to marry,
so they have more assets to protect and understand the importance of avoiding
the high cost of attorneys and the legal system.
In many cases, they have also experienced their parents’ divorce,
and understand the importance of avoiding confrontation and pain.
Millennials are hopeful, optimistic, creative and are good multitaskers.
They crave structure, peace, and fairness topped off with integrity. They
approach their divorces openly, amicably, and sensibly and respond favorably
to the peaceful, less costly process of mediation.
So what is mediation? The mediation path to divorce involves working with
an unbiased mediator, usually a lawyer, whose function is to assist a
couple in a peaceful process to make decisions together and arrive at
an agreement that is fair to both.
For people who have never experienced it, mediation is surprisingly and
stunningly effective. It is quick, inexpensive, and not adversarial. It
is a three-part process, consisting of the negotiations, the preparation
of an agreement, and preparation and submission of the divorce documents
to a judge for signature.
As a divorce mediator, my role is to keep you talking, help you stay on
track, and ensure negotiations are fair. I also offer suggestions when
you hit a roadblock.
The focus of mediation is for you to control your own divorce. Spouses
have the opportunity to discuss their personal needs and priorities and
to arrive together at an agreement that works for both of them.
In the last decade, mediation has become the popular choice of many divorcing
couples, especially millennials.
In fact, during the pandemic, while the courts have been closed, millennial
couples have embraced mediation and it is growing tremendously in popularity.
If you are interested in learning more about mediation, call me. As a psychologically-trained
mediator and attorney, I will be happy to share with you everything you
need to know about mediation. It is a process that really works.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all our
FREE 1 HOUR CONSULTATIONS are conveniently conducted virtually to reduce risk.
I look forward to speaking with you about mediation!
Stay healthy and safe!
New York Divorce Lawyer Lois Brenner is available for a FREE consultation.