Divorce/Dissolution Mediation Services

Mediation is an option for those going through a divorce or dissolution, and we can help you at any point in your separation. Our mediation specialists can help you work through issues related to your divorce or dissolution and help guide you through the process of ending your marriage.

Mediating your divorce or dissolution offers several benefits to parties, including:

  • Cash - Mediation can help you save money,

  • Confidentiality - Mediation is privileged and confidential and mediators cannot be called to court to testify,

  • Confidence - Your attorneys may still provide you with legal advice if you wish,

  • Control - You and your spouse control the process, not the court or your attorneys,

  • Communication - Mediation can help improve communication between you and your spouse, helping you avoid future conflicts.

The Dayton Mediation Center offers regular Divorce Mediation 101 Clinics to discuss the benefits of mediation and tools for managing conflict through your separation. Register online at EventBrite or watch our online version of the clinic on YouTube.

Disclaimer: Dayton Mediation Center staff are not attorneys and will not provide legal or any other kind of advice.

Scheduling a Mediation and Pricing

To schedule or discuss services, you can call the Center at (937) 333-2368. A mediation specialist will listen to the concerns you have about your situation and answer your questions. The staff will work with everyone involved to find an agreeable time and date for your mediation. You can also refer a case to mediation, either for yourself or others, by using our Divorce/Dissolution referral form.

Divorce/Dissolution mediation services are provided at a discounted for City of Dayton residents and individuals who work or attend school with an address in the City of Dayton and are available for $100 for up to two sessions. For individuals outside the city mediation services are available for $200 for up to two sessions.

Preparing for Mediation

Preparing for mediation is important both for the productivity of your conversation and as a way to save time and money. 

Through the process of mediation, you can talk about the following topics:

  • Parenting Arrangements (if children are involved)

  • Financial Support (child and/or spousal)

  • Health Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Family Home

  • Other Real Estate

  • Household Goods/Other Property

  • Vehicles

  • Business Ownership Interests

  • Stocks and Bonds

  • Bank Accounts

  • Other Assets

  • Outstanding Debts

  • Retirement

  • Tax Issues

  • Attorney/Mediation Fees

  • How Case is Filed in Court

It will be important for you to collect documents that help you prepare to be able to answer questions related to the issues listed above in order to make your mediation sessions as productive as possible. The Mediation Center encourages clients to seek outside legal or financial advice as mediators are neutral third parties who cannot provide legal or other advice to clients.

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