A Mother Finds Reassurance During Divorce Mediation
The names and identifying details in this story have been changed to protect client confidentiality. This story illustrates the types of legal matters handled by our Green Bay divorce mediation lawyers without divulging any privileged information related to case outcomes or client experiences.
Susan, a 45-year-old nurse and mother of three living in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, recently sought the counsel of Attorney Michelle Gordon regarding her upcoming divorce. With over two decades of experience, Attorney Gordon has compassionately guided countless clients through mediated divorces and the emotional challenges surrounding the dissolution of a marriage.
As a homeowner and registered nurse supporting three young children ages 7, 9 and 12, Susan faced a complex situation. She wanted to end her marriage amicably through mediation and develop an agreement that allowed both parents to remain actively involved in their children's lives. However, the intricate logistics involving the division of assets and debts as well as crafting a parenting plan seemed daunting.
Attorney Michelle Gordon, based in Green Bay, WI, made it her mission to thoroughly understand Susan's concerns and goals. She spent time getting to know Susan's family, their schedules and routines. This insight helped her advise Susan realistically about options for legal and physical custody, placement schedules, decision-making authority and other crucial divorce details.
With her office located in Green Bay, Attorney Gordon walked Susan step-by-step through Brown County's divorce mediation process. First, a petition for divorce had to be filed with the court outlining the desire to mediate. Temporary orders would govern issues like asset use and child custody while the mediation proceeded.
Susan and her husband would work with Attorney Gordon and a neutral mediator to discuss all topics and negotiate in good faith. Everything from parenting plans to spousal maintenance to property division would be on the table. If total agreement was reached, the mediator would file a memorandum outlining the settlement terms.
However, if irreconcilable differences remained after exhaustive discussions, they could abandon mediation and proceed to traditional divorce litigation. The court would establish a trial schedule and make final determinations on any unresolved matters.
Navigating the transition from married life to co-parenting in two separate households is filled with emotional, financial and legal complexities. An experienced divorce attorney like Michelle Gordon helps alleviate much of the stress. She knows the local court system and mediation protocols, as well as realistic solutions that serve a family's best interests.
Beyond her legal knowledge, Attorney Gordon is praised for her compassion. She knew Susan needed emotional support during this transitional season. Michelle asked thoughtful questions, listened without judgement and reassured Susan she would get through this difficult time.
With Attorney Gordon guiding the process, Susan could proceed through mediation feeling fully prepared and empowered to make sound decisions, maintain an amicable relationship with her ex and craft a stable home life with her children.
When facing a complex divorce, the value of legal guidance and compassionate counsel is immense. To discuss your situation and mediation goals, contact Michelle L. Gordon today.
The names and identifying details in this story have been changed to protect client confidentiality. This story illustrates the types of legal matters handled by Attorney Michelle Gordon without divulging any privileged information related to case outcomes or client experiences.