Online Divorce Mediation
What Is Online Divorce Mediation?
Just like in-person divorce mediation services, online or virtual divorce mediation is a divorce process in which a neutral third party, or Mediator, works through the divorce process with the couple. The process takes place over the course of several sessions, during which the Mediator facilitates conversations with the couple about division of assets, spousal and child support, and other matters. The result of the mediation process is a mutually agreeable, legally binding agreement that the couple develops together.
Instead of taking place at our office, though, online divorce mediation sessions take place via Zoom video conferencing, recreating the experience of in-person mediation sessions as closely as possible. Zoom video conferencing is provided by Keystone Mediation and is available to all parties at no cost.
Online mediation services are a good fit for the following situations:
- Parenting plan refresh
- Child support adjustment
- Post decree issues like activities, college, etc.
- Creating a COVID clause in your parenting agreement
How Does Virtual Divorce Mediation Work?
In order to participate in virtual mediation session, you’ll need to have access to a computer with an internet connection. Your computer should also have the video camera, microphone and speakers enabled. You may also use a mobile device like a phone or tablet with the same capabilities, though you’ll likely be more comfortable using a desktop or laptop computer. To preserve the confidentiality of the mediation process, you should participate in a location that ensures full privacy.
You will receive an invite for each virtual mediation session via email. Keystone Mediation uses Zoom videoconferencing for virtual divorce mediation. Click the link provided in the email at the scheduled time, and follow the prompts to join the meeting. If your computer has the Zoom software installed, you’ll be prompted to join the meeting in the Zoom application. You may also download the application or join via browser. Your mediator will be the host of each virtual meeting.
At the conclusion of the mediation process, any documents or agreements requiring your signature will be sent to you electronically.