Why Consider Divorce Mediation and Other Alternatives to Court?
Out-of-court settlement has obvious benefits for divorcing couples
- You will save money by settling issues through mediation instead of litigation.
- Mediation takes much less time than the average court-based divorce, and is more private.
- Mediation clients learn to improve communications and adopt a more cooperative mind-set.
- When people interact through litigation relationships can suffer even more. This is especially troubling for parents that have years of interaction ahead.
- Clients learn to improve communications and adopt a more cooperative mind-set.
- Mediation helps divorcing couples to learn that it is possible to work through disagreements and understand the other person’s perspective.
- Couples that rarely compromised can start to understand the benefits of problem-solving instead of dwelling on the past.
- There is less fear of the unknown as mediation clients have more input and control over what their new life will look like.
Often the litigation and court process rips people and families further apart. Alternatives such as mediation and collaborative divorce have the power to positively influence not just the adults involved, but their children.
It is important to seek the advice of a mediation trained collaborative divorce lawyer for advice about whether you should seek to take the path of mediation. An amicable divorce is a win for everyone in the family. You want a fair financial settlement and to know about your legal rights. You want to ensure that your children are supported both financially and emotionally. In effect you want a personalized approach to your separation without court.