R. Paul Young & Anna Young offer mediation, both for relationship based problem solving, and when separation and divorce are inevitable.

It's painful to watch families spend thousands of dollars and tear their families to shreds doing battle in divorce court. Coffee CupsMediation helps divorcing families save their money and their sanity. It's a process that takes a fraction of the time, money and heartache of traditional divorce.

Mediation is a voluntary and consensual process where a neutral person, skilled in conflict management, can help a couple involved in a separation or divorce process, to negotiate the various hurdles to create a separation agreement, and/or to create a parenting plan to ensure the children are well cared for.

Young Solutions believes that mediation is the right choice when a marriage ends. Mediation helps address the major life decisions that now need to be made. Mediation through Young Solutions can help reduce your fears of financial loss, worries about what will happen to the children, and the fear that the separation or divorce will devastate your life. It doesn’t have to be that way. Divorce can be the beginning of a better life not only for you, but for your children too!

Benefits of Mediation

Children: When there are children, the focus of the process is kept on the best interest of the children. The plan is created by the parents rather than left in the hands of a judge.

Relationships: Lessening tensions and removing an adversarial atmosphere allow for a more amicable and more collaborative process, typically maintaining better relationships, which is especially important when there are children involved.

Costs: Typically, when a separating couple use the traditional court/lawyer process, the costs to their separation will be quite a bit higher than by using a mediator. Lawyer fees range from about $200 to $500 hourly. With each party having a lawyer for any meeting, the shared cost may be $400-$1000. Compare that to our fee of $150 per hour that is split between both parties!

Solutions: The issues are addressed in the manner that suits the clients best, creating personalized solutions that often means long term peace. The court approach often is described as the “cookie cutter” approach, and often results in decisions that neither party really want.