The Benefits Of Divorce Mediation
There is more than one way to resolve divorce disputes. For many people turned off by the stress and expense of traditional litigation, mediation proves a viable alternative.
Some of the many benefits of mediation include:
- Less expensive: Divorce court is expensive. People who resolve their disputes through mediation typically pay far less in attorney and court fees.
- Faster: The court process can drag on and on. In mediation, you control the timeline. Disputes can be resolved as quickly as you and the other party are willing to reach agreements.
- More amicable: A litigated divorce is adversarial by definition. In mediation, you work with the other party constructively to find common ground.
- More control: In divorce court, a judge or jury decides how property division, child custody and other divorce issues are resolved. In mediation, the decisions over those matters rest in your hands.
As a certified family law mediator, I serve as a neutral third party, guiding divorcing spouses through the mediation process. With more than 30 years of experience, I can give you a nuanced perspective on how the law applies to your divorce issues and how judges would be likely to rule. My meditation practice is focused on helping divorcing spouses reach efficient outcomes while saving money and avoiding destructive conflict.