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Separation Agreement Mediation and Drafting

Negotiating a separation agreement is an essential part of a divorce if you have property or children.  Maes Divorce Consulting follows a step-by-step approach that is customized to your needs. The first step upon engaging with us is a one-on-one touch base meeting to understand each parties story.  Next, your Financial Expert will lay out all the financial disclosure that is required to gather in order to conduct the property division.  The disclosure is reviewed, and a financial meeting is set with the parties either together or separate to develop the property division and support breakdown.  Once the money is concluded the details of the parenting plan will be discussed.  All negotiated terms will then be drafted into a comprehensive mediation report. The goal is to make informed decisions.

Independent Legal Advice (ILA) is an important next step.  Maes Divorce Consulting will support you by connecting you each to a Lawyer for ILA and the drafting of a Separation Agreement using the details in your negotiated agreement. Legal counsel can be on standby during the negotiations or you may wish to engage in Lawyer Assisted Mediation, where most if not all meeting have legal counsel present. Maes Divorce Consulting also offers Divorce Litigation Support where mediation is not an option. (LINK)

We provide a customized approach to your divorce without cutting corners. If you have agreed on everything pertaining to your divorce, this is wonderful, however the full disclosure process is still a necessary step in order to ensure you are both making fully informed decisions.

Property Division & Disclosure Analysis

The division of property and/or debt can be complex.  A Financial Expert will be able to help you explore different options, organize other experts, when needed, and consult with legal counsel throughout the process.

Full disclosure is required to complete a financial picture as a foundation for fully informed decisions around property division. Pensions, businesses, inheritances and pre-marriage assets can be additional complexities that need to be addressed.

It is an important part of our process to educate both parties on the financial implications of each decision made when dividing assets and liabilities. Working with a financial expert in divorce helps to protect your assets so both parties can move forward with a clear and defined financial plan.

 

 

Co-Parenting Plans

At Maes Divorce our passion is for families, especially the children.  When families separate, it is vital that everyone involved puts the children’s best interests above all emotions and negative feelings. That is sometimes easier said than done.  Maes Divorce will support you and your family on this journey.

A comprehensive Co-Parenting Plan outlines the schedules, accountabilities and communication parents will follow to support in raising your children in their new version of “together”.

A separation agreement will outline support payments, custody, decision making and care.  Beyond that, the Maes Divorce approach is to customize a parenting plan that works for your co-parenting future.  We are committed to helping you design a roadmap to support you and your children.