Showing you a better way
In this breakthrough DVD set, mediator and attorney Marta J. Papa shares over 25 years of experience successfully mediating thousands of divorces. Each of the four discs demonstrates specific mediation techniques to guide a divorcing couple to establish their parenting responsibilities, divide their property, and create a financial plan for the future. As a complete set, these DVDs show how to mediate many divorces in as little as four sessions, keeping each session focused on a particular task.
DISC 1: THE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Marta demonstrates how to use the couples’ first consultation to not only explain the process, but also to engage the couple in a discussion concerning their goals to determine if mediation is the best process to achieve such goals.
DISC 2: MEDIATING THE BUDGET
This disc focuses on helping a couple mediate a budget by looking at their income and expenses. Like many couples, this is often the first time husband and wife have ever disclosed to each other how much they actually spend living day to day.
DISC 3: MEDIATING SUPPORT & A PARENTING PLAN
St. Louis divorce mediator Marta Papa devotes this next disc to exploring the couples’ goals for their children. In helping the couple develop a parenting plan, Marta takes this opportunity to educate parents about their children’s needs and the negative impact their conflict has on their children. Once the couple is clear about the future life they want to create for themselves and their children, a strong area of contention, “child support,” takes a back seat in the mediation process.
DISC 4: MEDIATING DIVISION OF PROPERTY
Marta demonstrates how to guide the couple in dividing their assets and debts in such a way that each is receiving the assets necessary to achieve their future financial goals. By keeping the parties focused on the future, Marta shows how to minimize the common theme of using property to punish the other spouse.