Divorce mediation can be helpful in a variety of ways for divorcing couples who are looking for an alternative to a traditionally-litigated divorce process. Divorce mediation can be less costly and time consuming than a traditional divorce and can be less acrimonious as well.
Mediation is generally a process that helps to facilitate negotiation between the divorcing couple so they can resolve divorce-related issues such as child custody, child support, property division and spousal support more amicably whenever possible. The goals of mediation are generally to create an equitable and mutually agreeable divorce settlement agreement; to avoid the expense and acrimony commonly associated with a traditionally-litigated divorce; and to provide a framework for couples to resolve disputes moving forward.
Mediation may not only help during the divorce process but may also result in less hostility so divorcing couples can more easily address modifications down the road as life changes inevitably come up following their divorce. The divorce mediation process can save time and money but can also be a more private process and better for the couple’s children. The divorce mediation process can also offer greater predictability and allow divorcing couples to reach a divorce settlement agreement that is best for them.
Divorcing couples are always encouraged to work together to resolve divorce-related concerns and the mediation process can help them do that. Divorce mediation is a valuable tool for divorcing couples to consider and be familiar with when deciding which legal tools can help them through their divorce process.