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  Divorce Mediation Services
   Art Lieberman, Ph.D.
"The courts require the use of mediation.
    Mediate to a Fair Divorce before arguing
        between two attorneys."

Art Lieberman, Ph.D.
Professional Mediator
Raleigh & Fayetteville, NC

Court Certified: Certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission for mediating divorce financial issues.

Why should you select us to mediate your divorce?

Client Comments...

A client writes: "I found Art to be very kind and fair. He was patient with us, did not rush or judge us. He was an excellent listener, helped us listen to each other and to come to agreements. It was hard; it was sad; my husband and I both had to compromise, but Art helped us do so with dignity. I highly recommend him. AW"

From another: "My ex-wife and I have an exceptional post-divorce relationship. We believe the work we did with you helped us avoid contentious litigation. Our children have benefited from our peaceful, cooperative relationship, thanks to the work we did with you. Thank you! KH"

"Thank you for the preliminary paperwork. I enjoyed meeting you and am grateful for your calm and kind approach to this process. [My husband] and I are dedicated to making this change in our lives with dignity and consideration. Thank you for helping us accomplish our goal. AP"

"This process has been made significantly more bearable because of you and your approach to separation. We very much appreciate what you've done for us. TC"

"Just wanted to send a note to say Thank You for your care and compassion with my husband and me. The whole process isn't easy on the heart, but you have made it better than I expected. MF"

"I'm glad we used you for our divorce. You made the process light, easy and comfortable. The whole process saved us a lot of time and money. DM"

"I'm writing to let you know that [our] divorce was made final today. Thank you for helping us write up our separation agreement. Your kindness, knowledge and calm demeanor was comforting and reassuring to me during such a difficult time in my life. LB"

Through divorce mediation, you will experience...
· guidance to a mutual and fair agreement package;
· a safe environment where you can express your needs;
· education for the decisions that you need to make;
· mediation of any areas of disagreement, with an
    offering of alternatives for you to consider;
· empowerment to make decisions for yourselves, concerning:
    - Dividing your assets and debts
    - Parenting arrangements and responsibilities (custody)
    - Child support
    - Spousal support

The majority of our clients reach agreement on all issues in 3 to 5 sessions of 2 hours each..

Especially when there is a lot of anger, mediation is more fitting than hiring attorneys to do your negotiating.

Any questions... call Art at (919) 848-9282 or (910) 916-4826
or email me.   fax (815) 346-5362

Free consultation!

Click here to set up an appointment.
You'll learn quickly that divorce mediation will
significantly lower the cost, the time, and the stress level of your divorce. Take the peaceful approach to your divorce.

Consultations are only at the Raleigh office.

Click here for required reading prior to your consultation.

Mediation in a nutshell...

(Please read each of the links at the top of this page, but here's a condensed version...)

Divorce is basically a three-step process: (1) writing your Separation Agreement that includes all of the decisions related to the divorce, (2) separating, and (3) having the court declare that the marriage is terminated. Mediation covers the first step: helping the two of you make the decisions related to the breakup.

I meet with both of you, together, in my office. My role is to guide you through a process to help the two of you come up with fair decisions regarding (a) dividing your assets and debts, (b) making parenting arrangements for your children, (c) determining child support, and (d) working out spousal support (if any). We identify each of the issues, talk about alternative solutions, and then work out mutually agreeable solutions.

The result of the mediation is a document that I write, called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). It is usually 10 to 15 pages long, detailing the decisions that you have made. This MOU is used to create your Separation Agreement - a contract signed by you in front of a notary public. I encourage my clients to share that document with their attorneys, who will review it with you and suggest alternative wording to help clarify the points and to help ensure enforceability.

My mediation sessions tend to last around 2 hours, and we usually meet once per week until all decisions are completed. The majority of my clients who have children need three or four sessions. However, we remain very flexible regarding the timing of the sessions.

You are not required to use attorneys in order to get divorced, but I do encourage my clients to have attorneys. The role of the attorneys usually is narrowed to consulting, reviewing, and managing the paperwork. The majority of the work - the decision-making - is done in mediation without the attorneys. So, paying one mediator instead of two attorneys cuts your negotiation costs in half. And, because the mediation process is much more efficient, your costs may be less than a third compared to using two opposing attorneys for negotiating. More importantly, it is the nature of the mediation process that the arguments, the fights, the threats, the game playing come to an immediate halt. The goal: To help the two of you move on with your lives in a peaceful and financially-secure manner.

Please read each of the links at the top of this page.
Mediation provides more information about how mediation works.
Questions cover many issues that may be on your mind.
Military points out special concerns.
Art Lieberman discusses my approaches to mediation and my qualifications.
Keep the Peace recommends how to prevent flair-ups while you are still living together, waiting for the divorce to happen.
Child Support allows you to use a "calculator" for the NC guidelines.
More leads to forms that my clients use, links to web sites for self-help, caring for the children, domestic abuse, organizations, taxes, governmental, contact, directions, civil & commercial mediation, and other information relevant to divorces..

Click here for Commercial MediationClick here for Commercial Mediation

Have a question? Click here

Think about it...

John Memory, "Some Relationships"

Click here to see another.

Events & Resources:

Here is a wonderful Parenting course, individualized for you: Triangle Parenting Solutions

I recommend two very good parenting classes in Fayetteville: "Parenting Apart" and "Parenting Together"

An affair does not necessarily mean the end of a marriage: "Affair recovery"

I recommend Naomi Drew's free newsletter about parenting.

(do you have suggestions?)

  • Lower the cost of your divorce
  • Feel enabled to make decisions for yourself
  • Eliminate the game-playing and threats
  • Erase the fear of getting trampled by an attorney
  • "Difficult" cases become simplified
  • Improve the communications between you and your spouse
  • Move on with your life, sooner

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