Divorce mediation is an alternative to divorce litigation. It can help divorced couples successfully navigate their divorce to an outcome that is less costly, helps preserve confidentiality, helps to preserve relationships and limit acrimony and also more efficient in terms of time. For that reason, couples entering the divorce process should be familiar with how mediation works as an option for them to consider.
What are the goals of divorce mediation?
The divorce mediation process utilizes a third-party neutral to help divorcing couples navigate and negotiate their divorce. The mediator will help them with divorce-related issues including property division, spousal support or alimony, child support and child custody.
The goals of the divorce mediation process are to create an equitable, legally sound and mutually acceptable divorce settlement agreement that both spouses can live with. One of the goals of divorce mediation is also to avoid the expenses and trauma commonly associated with divorce litigation. It can also help minimize hostility between the former spouses following the divorce when post-divorce disputes arise.
What are the benefits of divorce mediation?
Divorce mediation can help minimize the financial and emotional costs associated with divorce. Some of the advantages of divorce mediation can include minimizing unpredictability of trial and allowing the divorcing couple to have greater control over the outcome of their divorce. It can also help minimize stressful conflict.
What is the divorce mediation process?
The mediation process can include an initial meeting followed by a series of smaller meetings and negotiations and will conclude when the divorcing couple has reached a settlement agreement.
Because of the many possible benefits of divorce mediation, it is a process for divorcing couples to consider. To do that, they should be familiar with how it works and how it can help them.