Michele Martin Launches Divorce Agree, Divorce Mediation Services in Malta, NY
More divorcing couples are choosing mediation over traditional litigated divorce
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Michele Martin, a local financial advisor and divorce mediator launched Divorce Agree, a business offering divorce mediation services in Malta, NY.
Mediation is a non-adversarial and cost effective option available to divorcing couples. In New York, a divorce that goes to trial can cost upwards of $50,000 or more, whereas a mediated divorce might cost between $2,000 and $7,000.
Mediation also affords the couple control over the divorce process and allows creative solutions to problems that might otherwise be decided by a judge. Mediation can also help couples avoid the animosity so common in divorce.
Martin said “I believe the way a couple handles their divorce dictates the tone of the rest of their lives. My ex-husband and I mediated our divorce several years ago and today we have a very amicable relationship and are partners in parenting our son and I attribute much of that to the fact that we mediated our divorce. I am excited to assist couples achieve the best possible outcome for their family.”
Divorce mediation, when pursued, has a 90% success rate in coming to settlement agreements that keeps couples out of court and studies show that mediated agreements are more likely to be honored by the parties than litigated settlements. Because of this more and more courts in the U.S. are ordering couples try mediation before taking their divorce to the courts.
Prior to training to be a divorce mediator Martin spent 20 years in the financial services industry and she holds the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) designation. A CDFA™ assists clients to understand how the financial decisions made today will impact their financial future. Martin added “My background as a financial advisor is an added benefit to my clients in creating financial solutions that afford both parties the ability to remain on a solid financial footing post-divorce”.
Martin offers couples a free consultation to educate them on mediation as well as the other options available to them. Divorce Agree is located in Malta Commons which is convenient to divorcing couples from all over the greater Capital District and North Country including Saratoga, Warren, Albany and Schenectady Counties. The phone number is 518-813-6098 and Divorce Agree can be found on the web at www.divorceagree.com.
About Michele Martin and Divorce Agree
Michele Martin is a divorce mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Advisor. Michele launched Divorce Agree to provide mediation services to couples in the greater Capital District. The office is located in Malta Commons Business Park in Malta NY. The phone number is 518-813-6098 and Divorce Agree can be found on the web at www.divorceagree.com.
Michele M. Martin