Imagine this: A couple files for divorce, and they resolve their issues without ever reaching the courtroom. When most people think about filing for divorce, they are dreading the emotional battle that often comes with one. What if there was a way to end your marriage amicably? With mediation, you can do just that.
Divorce mediation aims to help couples settle contested issues and reach an agreement (without litigation) through the help of a neutral third party. There are countless advantages to mediation— learn more about what they are.
5 Benefits That Come With Mediation
1. Mediation promotes communication and cooperation. Mediators are trained in effectively resolving disputes in simpler, more efficient ways. As divorcing couples attend sessions, they will learn how to communicate with each other in a way that promotes a solution. This is opposed to litigation, which is adversarial in its nature, and communication is far and few.
2. It benefits children. Research shows that children of divorce with high-conflict parents face more challenges, such as increased anxiety and depression. Mediation helps parents resolve their issues, enforcing the couple’s ability to work together for years to come. This is particularly useful if kids are involved because it likely means that they can successfully co-parent their children after the divorce.
3. Mediation is private, unlike litigation. No one wants to have the personal matters available to the public, which is what happens if you go through the court system. Mediation is entirely confidential, and the only person who knows your business remains with the mediator.
4. You have control over the decisions. Putting the fate of your divorce in the hands of a judge can be intimidating. The court system often results in a win-lose situation, while mediation seeks to find a solution where both parties win. The mediator will facilitate discussions so that parties can reach an agreement on the divorce issues, including property division, child custody, child support, and alimony.
5. You can save time and money. With a traditional divorce, you and your spouse will each retain a lawyer and spend thousands on court fees and legal proceedings. Through this all, you’ll have to work around the court’s schedule, which can be inflexible. Mediation allows you to be in control of your timeline.
If you are interested in mediation or have more questions about the process, do not hesitate to reach out to Peak Mediation. Our skilled attorney-mediator can evaluate your case and help you finalize your divorce in a better way.
Schedule a consultation with our facilitated divorce attorney by calling Peak Mediation at (719) 259-5944 today.