The divorce process can be very complex and emotionally draining. Taking a divorce case to court can not only be intimidating but also incredibly expensive. Many couples are unaware that there are other ways to navigate the divorce process that are affordable and less contentious. Mediation can be a good resource for couples who are seeking a divorce and it is important to know what the advantages are to this particular approach.
What is a divorce mediation?
The process of mediation is to simply find a solution to a dispute, along with negotiations were all parties agree with the same terms that will be enforced after the procedure ends. When starting a divorce process, the couple can begin by avoiding the typical path of litigating the matter in court and go directly to a third party, called the mediator.
What benefits come with the process?
During mediation, the divorce is settled outside of court and for that purpose, it is a big advantage for the couple since it avoids the messiness of having such a private matter turn public. It also avoids the confrontation between lawyers when representing their clients; it is also far more economical than taking the issue to court. Parties also have the option of consulting with an attorney during the mediation process.
Mediation also requires for the mediator to be neutral and to maintain confidentiality during the process and after it ends. Mediators should not take sides and should not be biased towards one party over another.
Finally, mediation fosters an environment where understanding and sensitivity is the cornerstone for making decisions and not conflict. For some, mediation could be a lot more just since the process takes both parties into consideration when making a final decision that seeks to benefit the involved.
If you have any further questions on mediation and want to know if it is the right path to take for your divorce, an experienced attorney can provide guidance on if this is the best option for you and your spouse.