Divorce isn’t pretty, but it doesn’t have to be ugly.

If given the choice, how would you want your divorce to be handled?
Would you want it to be time spent fighting or time spent working toward accomplishing a resolution with an equitable outcome for you and your family?

At Wagner & Bloch, our Cincinnati divorce lawyers take a sophisticated approach to solving difficult cases. We know family law and we know how to help.


Mediation is one of several alternatives to filing for divorce. The goal of mediation is to reach a mutual agreement which will be used to complete your dissolution. Mediation can also be used to solve problems that arise even after a divorce or dissolution has been finalized.

How Mediation Works

In mediation, both parties meet with a neutral mediator who helps them reach a mutually-agreeable resolution.

Even though the mediator may often be an attorney, the fact that they are “neutral” means they do not represent either party. Instead, their role is to guide the discussions between you and your spouse in an effort to facilitate compromise and understanding. A mediator may draft a memorandum of understanding memorializing the agreement, but cannot draft the official court documents. When necessary or helpful, parties and their attorneys can attend mediation together.

One of the main benefits of mediation is that it empowers you to participate in decisions that will shape your future for many years to come. Unlike filing for divorce, which places the decisions in the hands of a judge, mediation allows you to develop solutions that specifically serve your needs and best interests. Setting aside differences with your spouse to work together also builds trust and goodwill at a time when you need it most, which can benefit you immensely in the future – especially if you are co-parenting your children.

Is Mediation Right For You?

Every divorce case is different.

Our team at Wagner & Bloch will assess the unique facts of your situation to help you choose whether a mediation strategy is the right model to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.

Mediation can be very effective for parties who are able to cooperatively engage in the process. By focusing solely on family law, our team understands how the law applies to your case and can be very direct and knowledgeable in your mediation. We can also tell you how your case might be resolved by a court to help overcome an impasse.

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Questions about divorce or dissolution?

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