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Why you should consider mediation for your divorce

On Behalf of | May 28, 2024 | Divorce

Mediation can protect your children from a contentious divorce process. If you are planning to co-parent, mediation can be more convenient than traditional litigation for all parties involved.

What is mediation and what are its benefits?

Mediation is a dispute resolution process that requires a mediator to help you and the other party reach an agreement. It requires a neutral third party to help you both avoid conflict and reach an amicable resolution to your divorce.

It is a viable option if you and the other party hope to maintain a peaceful relationship after separating. This is especially beneficial if you have children. An amicable divorce can help your children cope with the major changes in their lives. Seeing their parents displaying a united front despite their differences may soften the impact of your separation.

Mediation is generally a more affordable option compared to litigation, so it may be something you can consider if you are trying to reduce your expenses. You and the other party also have more control over your divorce since the court does not make decisions for you.

What are its potential drawbacks?

While mediation offers numerous benefits, it also has potential disadvantages. Mediation may be tricky if you and the other party are unable to reach an agreement. You will need to work together as your mediator is not there to serve as an attorney or provide legal advice. Their role is to help you find a resolution. You can choose to have your own legal counsel to help advocate for your interests in this process.

Pursuing an amicable divorce is possible. Mediation may prove to be worth pursuing in keeping the peace during and after your divorce.

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