You remain in control of all the big and little decisions involved in your new Separation Agreement.
Invest your time according to your needs. The speed and flow of mediation is driven by the participants on our clear path to agreement. With our staged alternativelaw approach and capacity to deliver professional online services, FCM can be your first best decision for self-empowered resolution.
The alternativelaw staged process will coordinate your focus, provide reliable Family Law information and support informed decision making. In our process you will receive regular progress updates to keep you on task and moving forward.
Mediation is an interests-based negotiation process. We make sure your interests, hopes, concerns and planning are part of the conversation when working towards your new separation agreement. FCM Mediators have the skills and expertise to help you say what needs to be said and be heard.
Separating spouses may be in agreement or at an impasse in a variety of areas- although most are united in the understanding that co-parenting and smart financial planning will work better in the long run. We have designed a system that responds to over 95% of presenting separated spouses. Our alternativelaw process is based on cooperative family dispute resolution with fair and voluntary involvement by the consenting participants.
*Please note: If there is recent and severe domestic violence, our alternativelaw approach may be inappropriate for your needs and circumstances. Learn more here
Research indicates that people who engage in their own decision making will likely respect their agreements more than those enforced upon them by a Court. We format coordinated assessment and communication to ensure the best available understanding of all options prior to final decision making. The purpose of the alternativelaw approach is to produce a wise and durable agreement that will work for your family.
Common sense and cooperative communication combine to reduce expenses for both spouses. You will know the detailed financial arrangements for your forecasted process in our initial consultation.