DIVORCE IS HARD –it’s hard when you both agree early on which divorce process is best for you; it’s harder when you can’t agree. It’s hard when you both live in the same area; and really hard when you are separated by distance; it’s hard when you are willing to sit in the same room together and discuss your property, debts, child support and spousal support; but it’s particularly hard if you are not comfortable being in the same room together or simply prefer not to be – as is sometimes the case.
So, what can you do if you and your soon-to-be-ex are separated by distance – perhaps in different parts of the Bay Area or even living in different states? Or if one or both of you is uncomfortable for whatever reason in face-to-face meetings?
One way to take the edge off a challenging divorce process is to video-conference with a financial mediator. The mediator will help you both disclose, document, characterize as community or separate and divide your assets and debt, help you understand the financial impact of various child and/or spousal support decisions and help you each prepare a divorce financial plan that will project your expected income and expenses well into the future.
How would you go about doing this?
Usually the first step is to discuss your divorce process options with the mediator in a video-conference meeting to decide which divorce process will work best for the two of you. The mediator will invite each of you by email to join a Zoom video-conference from different locations. Click a link in the email and you would enter the video-conference room with the mediator – who would discuss the benefits and challenges of […]