The stereotypical divorce is one where both spouses battle it out in the courtroom before a judge. However, many people don’t realize that a divorce doesn’t have to be litigated. It is possible to skip the stress and drama of litigation through alternative methods such as mediation. This is especially important in cases involving children where the parties are also parents and have to co-parent for years after the divorce.
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What Are The Benefits Of Mediation?
Essentially, mediation is an informal process that allows the parties the opportunity to craft a resolution that would otherwise not be available to them in a court of law where one party prevails and the other does not. Here are just a few of the potential benefits of mediation:
- Save time. When you take a divorce to court, you are dependent on the court’s timing — which can make the process much longer than necessary. With mediation, on the other hand, you may only need a session or two to resolve your differences and create a satisfactory agreement.
- Save money. In many cases, mediation turns out to be cheaper than litigation. If you want to preserve your assets, not waste them on legal fees, this may be the best route.
- Stay in control. Litigation means placing the outcome in the hands of a judge you have probably never met and will never see again. Mediation, however, gives you control over the outcome. You have the opportunity to craft customized solutions that will truly meet your unique needs.
- Reduce stress. Mediation promotes calmer discussions and less overall animosity. This makes life easier for both you and your children.
- Keep it private. A litigated divorce becomes part of the public record. If you don’t want strangers to be able to read about the details of your life, consider mediation instead.
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