In some cases, issues like substance abuse and mental illness can significantly complicate the process of separation and divorce. In these instances, a mediator with experience in this area can be extremely helpful. We have seen firsthand the havoc that alcoholism and addition can wreck on a family and on relationships. Whether you have a substance abuse problem or are divorcing someone with a problem, it can add complications to the divorce process, but you can make it through to the other side.
Our experience here can help clients navigate these challenges as speed bumps rather than roadblocks. Resources are available to both parties - both the addicted and the affected - which can provide support during and after the divorce process. This is another area where focusing on the needs and safety of the children are paramount to mediation discussions.
If you believe that ending your marriage or partnership is the best choice you can make, then opt for mediation to manage your divorce the way you want.
We look forward to working with you.