The divorce mediation process can be beneficial for divorcing couples and their families in a variety of different ways. As a result, it is helpful for divorcing couples to understand what the divorce mediation process looks like and to know what to expect from it.
The mediation process involves a neutral third party that can help divorcing couples successfully navigate the challenges of divorce-related issues, including property division, child support and child custody, and reach shared agreements for disputes. During the mediation process ,the divorcing couple works together in a process that is more solution-oriented and less adversarial with the help and guidance of a third-party mediator.
During the initial meeting with the mediator, the couple can outline divorce-related issues that need to be addressed and determine the order for the consideration of each of the issues. They can also decide what information needs to be shared and what information the divorcing spouses will need to gather. The mediation process relies on the spouses being fair and transparent with one another during the process. During subsequent meetings, the divorcing couple can reach compromises on divorce-related issues and reach and ultimately reach a settlement agreement drafted by the mediator and review and approved by the parties.
The mediation process can help divorcing couples reach a settlement agreement in a way that saves them time, money and acrimony. It also provides a framework for them to address concerns that are likely to come up down the road after their divorce is complete. For these simple reasons, it is an important option to be familiar with and to consider.