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Helping New Orleans Couples Resolve Issues Arising From Their Separation and Divorce Since 1994. Mediation, aka a cheap divorce solution.


At Conflict Free Divorce in New Orleans, LA, we have the experience and knowledge to help you and your spouse or partner develop an effective and lasting settlement agreement that will serve your needs for years to come. We believe in the cheap divorce and separation mediation process and have seen it effectively used in hundreds of cases in the New Orleans area. It’s important to have an experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family mediator helping to work things out amicably.

You may be asking yourself, “How do I get a divorce?” Call Conflict Free Divorce to speak with an experienced Family and Divorce Mediator in New Orleans, or browse our website to learn more about child custody mediation, Separation Mediation Services and the Cost of Divorce.

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Attractive Rates for Mediation from an Experienced Mediator & Divorce Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana – Peaceful, private and cheap divorce

During your time with us, you will meet with one of our mediators in the New Orleans area who will explain the mediation process and how we can assist you in finalizing the details of your settlement agreement. Our initial fee is  $750.00 per couple for three hours of meeting time. At the end of the  session, the fee to prepare the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is $250.00.

You can then take the MOU to the Court’s “Attorney Self-Help Desk” which can assist you in incorporating the MOU into a Consent Judgment or you can take it to a lawyer of your  choice to have it filed with the court. The Self-Help Desks in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are staffed with volunteer lawyers who assist individuals with family, divorce, and domestic legal issues in the courts.

DIVORCE ISSUES ADDRESSED

Conflict Free Divorce can help you handle all issues that arise in a separation or divorce in the New Orleans area. These issues include:

  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Division of Community Property
  • Asset Distribution
  • Division of Liabilities
  • Money Matters
  • Post-Divorce Financial Plans
  • Distribution of Retirement Plans
  • Insurance Matters
  • Medical and Dental Coverage Issue

MEDIATION SERVICES OFFERED – Cheap Divorce

We offer family mediation services to separating or divorcing couples. Family mediation has been used for over twenty-five years in New Orleans Louisiana to help separating and divorcing couples resolve the many issues that arise upon their separation and/or divorce.  Our family mediation services can be used to resolve single issues such as child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, division of community property,  asset distribution,  division of liabilities, or any combination of these issues.

MEDIATION PROCESS

Mediation has become a popular tool in New Orleans for resolving child custody and visitation issues as well as other issues related to divorcing and separating couples. It is a process whereby a neutral third party works with parties to a separation or divorce to assist the parties in resolving their differences in a way that is agreeable to both parties.  The mediation of child custody and visitation disputes reduces conflict between parents and helps them to communicate more effectively when they are resolving disputes and when their disputes end.  Mediation allows divorcing or separating parents to resolve personal and complex issues in private, outside the courtroom environment, without the presence of outsiders who have no interest in the dispute.  When compared to litigation, which can be a costly endeavor for the parents, the mediation of child custody and visitation disputes saves the parties considerable time and money.

The mediator is not a judge or arbitrator, but a professional in Gretna who is usually a lawyer or mental health professional  who has been specially trained to work with couples who have chosen to end their relationships. While many mediators are lawyers, mediators who work with couples do not  represent either one of the parties. After the mediator prepares the “Memorandum of Understanding” or MOU which is a document containing the agreements reached by the parties in the mediation, you can take the MOU to the Court’s “Self-Help Desk” which can assist you in incorporating the MOU into a Consent Judgment or you can take it to a lawyer of your choice to have the agreements filed with the court. The Self-Help Desks in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are staffed with volunteer lawyers who assist individuals with family, divorce, and domestic legal issues in the courts.

CONSIDERING DIVORCEAn increasingly large number of parties who are litigating in family courts in Louisiana are not represented by attorneys. Many times, these “pro se” or “self-represented” litigants choose not to pay  the costs and fees normally associated with retaining an attorney for a litigated divorce. Thus, they decide to handle their issues in family court themselves without direct representation by attorneys. As a result, these litigants will usually appear before a private mediator who will work with the parties to develop a custody and visitation schedule and a detailed settlement agreement. The parties will then take the settlement agreement, often referred to as a “Memorandum of Understanding” or MOU, directly to the court or to their attorneys if they have hired attorneys.

You can select a mediator of your own without initially going to court or you can go to court and the judge will appoint a mediator. If you are able to communicate effectively with your spouse or partner, you will often able to meet with a mediator for a few hours and walk away with a settlement agreement that you reach with the other party.  Your ability to communicate with the other party will result in savings of hundreds or thousands of dollars and a longer lasting agreement. This cooperation is better for children your relationship and for you and your spouse or partner.

PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A DIVORCE

To obtain a divorce in Louisiana, you or your spouse must go before a judge who will issue the final divorce order. When the judge issues the divorce order, the judge will also issue a decree or order for matters related to a divorce such as custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, community property allocation, asset distribution, and division of liabilities of the marriage.  When parties retain separate lawyers to assist them to resolve these issues, they are engaging in the litigation process. If the parties are not able to work through the issues themselves, their attorneys will take the lead in litigating these issues in what is called a “contested divorce.”

The parties can also use a mediator to assist them in working through the issues related to a divorce. The mediation process usually results in the parties filing an “uncontested divorce.” After the mediator prepares the “Memorandum of Understanding” or MOU which is a document containing the agreements reached by the parties in the mediation, you can take the MOU to the Court’s “Self-Help Desk” which can assist you in incorporating the MOU into a Consent Judgment or you can take it to a lawyer of your  choice to have the agreements filed with the court. The Self-Help Desks in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are staffed with volunteer lawyers who assist individuals with family, divorce, and domestic legal issues in the courts.

Mediation has become a popular tool in Louisiana for resolving child custody and visitation issues as well as other issues related to divorcing and separating couples. The mediation of child custody and visitation disputes reduces conflict between parents and helps them to communicate more effectively when they are resolving disputes and when their disputes end.  Mediation allows divorcing or separating parents to resolve personal and complex issues in private, outside the courtroom environment, without the presence of outsiders who have no interest in the dispute.  When compared to litigation, which can be a costly endeavor for the parents, the mediation of child custody and visitation disputes saves the parties considerable time and money.

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At Conflict Free Divorce, we have more than 30 years of experience helping clients through their child custody cases. We know what it takes to effectively defend your case, and we know how to help you pursue the results that you need. When there is a disagreement in divorce concerning the future of your child, the decision is made by the courts. There are many different factors that play into the decision that a judge will make, but primarily, it is the best interests of the child that are of primary concern. If there is a disagreement over visitation rights, child support, or other child custody-related matters, then you need the best New Orleans Child Custody Lawyers & Law Firms that can guide you through the legal process. Our firm can work to convince a judge that your desires are in the best interests of the child.

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Divorce, custody battles, child support and other issues associated with family law can take a toll on families and effect their strength and financial stability. When our clients talk, we listen intently and deliver sound legal guidance based on their needs, our experience and our deep knowledge of family law.

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Conflict Free Divorce, LLC
724 11th Street

Gretna, Louisiana, 70053

(504) 302-2462

Satellite Office at the Entergy Centre

1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2900

New Orleans, LA 7016