What Is Divorce Mediation?
Most individuals view divorce as a painful process between two individuals who have grown to dislike each other. While this is often what we see on TV and in the movies, it does not necessarily have to be this way. Yes, we have all known someone who has gone through an ugly divorce. However, divorcing couples often avoid such nightmares through divorce mediation.
What Is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation occurs when both sides attempt to settle their difference outside of the courtroom. Even though both sides are advised to have a lawyer, mediation is an attempt to come to a peaceful resolution on the division of assets. Mediation allows a couple to talk out their differences and mutually agree on the result. This is a more civil way to conduct a divorce as opposed to arguing your case and forcing a judge to make a rule that one side will undoubtedly be unhappy about.
The Benefits of Divorce Mediation
Divorce mediation is undoubtedly cheaper than litigation. It is an ideal solution for any couple that mutually agrees that divorce is the best way to go but does not harbor any ill-will towards the other person. Furthermore, issues can be resolved a lot quicker with a mediator rather than a judge. This is ideal if you have already agreed upon things such as division of assets, child support, and alimony.
The Downside of Divorce Mediation
Mediation is not likely to work if one side does not agree with the divorce in the first place. It is also highly unlikely to work if the divorce was caused by infidelity or abuse. It is also not an ideal solution if one side believes the other is lying about or hiding their assets. It should be noted that both of those actions are illegal and could result in harsh punishments being handed down by the court.
The bottom line is that mediation requires compromise. If you do not believe you or your partner or are willing to do this, mediation will only delay the inevitable and end up costing more money in the long run.
The Divorce Experts
Whether you decide to pursue divorce mediation or litigation, you need to have an experienced divorce attorney on your side. For starters, regardless of your current relationship, your spouse is bound to have their own representation. Second, we have seen firsthand how people can get blindsided during mediation. We do not want this to happen to you.
The team at Strategic Divorce is the best at what they do because they specialize in divorce proceedings. When you become our client, you become a part of our family. We look out for you, support you, and work tirelessly to protect you while getting you the divorce settlement you deserve.