Stage 5- Post-ESP Economic Mediation
If the issues are not resolved at the early settlement panel, we will be required to select an economic mediator. Where an ESP Panel will generally give a brief (about 30-45 minutes) review of your case and meet with us for 20-30 minutes, an economic mediator goes into a lot more detail. They will spend 90 minute to two hours preparing for your mediation session, reviewing documents, and becoming familiar with the record and the issues in your case. They donate the first two hours (including prep time), but there is a cost for attending mediation
If your case resolves after Economic Mediation, a Property Settlement Agreement or Marital Settlement Agreement will be executed. If it is signed, you can usually be divorced “on the papers”, meaning no court appearance will be required. If not, the case proceeds to an Intensive Settlement Conference with the assigned judge.