Centro Legal’s office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns, and staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. We continue to work on behalf of our clients and request that clients contact their staff attorneys primarily by email or Contact Us. We are also monitoring and returning phone messages if you need assistance.

Mediation

Centro Legal offers flat-fee mediation services to couples going through divorce. Our attorney-mediators have significant experience working with families to resolve legal issues, including custody, placement, child support, and the divorce process as a whole, and they have been trained to mediate divorces as neutral lawyers working with a couple jointly throughout their divorce.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a way for you and your spouse to receive education and neutral guidance as you navigate your divorce journey in a collaborative and non-adversarial atmosphere. It helps you avoid spending hours in court and creating more conflict as you and your spouse establish a new family structure.

After engaging with Centro Legal to go through mediation, you and your spouse will have several meetings with the mediator to work toward a sustainable agreement for the terms of your divorce. You will remain in control of the decisions the two of you make together, while also receiving guidance from a neutral lawyer-mediator and other professionals. When you complete the process, you will have a divorce agreement that’s designed to work for you and your family for years to come.

Is mediation right for me and my spouse?

Mediation is a more collaborative, low-conflict alternative to the traditional litigation process, where parties go to court to have a judge resolve their issues or disputes. Mediation may be a good option for you if one or more of the following statements apply:

  • You and your spouse know you want a divorce and already have some agreements, or you believe you are likely to come to an agreement.
  • You and your spouse believe you are open to working together to find solutions.
  • You and your spouse are both willing and able to gather documents about your finances, including property, debts, and assets.
  • You and your spouse are willing to share information with each other.
  • You and your spouse are committed to working toward a full agreement with each other.

For more information, contact us at mediation@centrolegalwisconsin.org to set up a time for you and your spouse to speak with a lawyer-mediator.