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5 Benefits of Divorce Mediation

5 Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Not only is it emotionally difficult to part ways with your spouse, but it’s also challenging to set up the arrangements for after the fact. How will you decide on child custody, support payments, property division, and all of the other things that will change as a result of your divorce?

Divorce mediation provides an alternative for couples who are looking to keep their divorce out of the courtroom.

What is Mediation?

During divorce mediation, you and your spouse, your lawyers, and a neutral mediator meet to discuss the terms of your divorce. A mediator helps the spouses consider all of their options and negotiate a setup that is beneficial for both parties.

There are many benefits to using this problem-solving strategy.

Mediation keeps the peace

Mediation is meant to be an amicable, collaborative process. If an argument arises during mediation, the mediator works with you to resolve the issue and get the conversation back on track.

Mediation is private

Mediation is confidential, so there will be no public records about your divorce. Everything communicated will not be disclosed to anyone outside of the mediation sessions.

Mediation is personalized

Going through mediation allows you and your spouse to create personalized solutions based on your family’s needs. This could involve making certain trade-offs or unique arrangements that would not be discussed during litigation.

Mediation saves you time and money

Divorce litigation can go on for multiple years, whereas divorce mediation typically is done in less than six months.

Additionally, mediation is a cheaper alternative to litigation. Divorce can cost thousands of dollars. Choosing mediation is an excellent way to decrease some of that spending.

Mediation is good for the children

Mediation keeps things civil and shows the children that their parents can still be kind and respectful towards one another. Mediation also helps resolve family conflict, which research has shown makes it easier for children to adjust to the ‘new normal’ after their parents’ divorce.

Carmel Family Attorneys

Keeping your divorce as conflict-free as possible is best for everyone involved. If you feel like mediation may be the right choice for you and your spouse, give HOLLINGSWORTH ROBERTS MEANS a call today at (888) 211-3888. We can help answer any questions you may have about divorce mediation and your options.