Can Divorce Mediation Take Place Online?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused life to change for people in a variety of ways. As the state of New York temporarily closed courts, many couples who were planning to divorce found themselves wondering how they may proceed. While it is possible to simply wait until the courts reopen, there are also alternative methods that could be more beneficial. This can include online divorce mediation. Continue reading below to learn more about this option and how our New York divorce mediators can help you. 

Why Should I Use Online Mediation?

Choosing to file for divorce is not easy, and it can be frustrating to see your plan have to change at the last moment. However, it is important to consider the benefits that online divorce mediation can offer you during this time, such as:

  • You can stay in the comfort of your home. Going to court for a divorce requires you to discuss emotional, personal matters in such an unfamiliar setting. This can be stressful and cause spouses to have an unclear head throughout the proceedings. Instead, online divorce mediation allows you to take part in peaceful negotiations from a comfortable and familiar location. You can have access to things that help alleviate your stress and put you at ease throughout the process.  
  • You can eliminate travel worries. Online divorce mediation takes away the stress of having to get to a location on time. No concerns over what time you have to leave or hitting traffic on your way. In addition to this, it also eliminates worries about the time it would take to get home if you have other obligations. This can allow you to focus on the matter at hand and get the most out of the process instead of being distracted. 

How do I Prepare for Online Mediation?

While online divorce mediation is physically more relaxed, it is still important to be mentally prepared. This can be ensured by taking certain steps that allow you to take advantage of the process. For example, find a comfortable space within your home that allows you privacy. Preferably, this spot should have a strong wifi connection to prevent any technical difficulties. Be sure any children you have are occupied during this time so your meeting will not be interrupted. In addition to this, set aside any snacks, drinks, tissues, or notepads you may need throughout the process to avoid further interruptions to get up.

Contact our Firm

Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. Our firm understands the impact a divorce can have on your life. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, please do not hesitate to contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today.