Not all divorces go to court. In fact, the majority of couples resolve their divorces outside of the court system through some form of collaborative approach. One of these divorce resolution options is mediation, a process which can be beneficial for your situation for many different reasons.
- Confidentiality—When you take your divorce to court, anything you discuss and all information brought forward becomes public record. With divorce mediation, everything you talk about and the documentation you present is all confidential and private.
- Control—You do not put decisions in the hands of a judge when you choose divorce mediation. A third-party mediator will oversee the process and help you and your spouse come to mutual agreements about child custody, child support, alimony, property division, and other issues.
- Speed—A contested divorce can take months or sometimes years for the court system to resolve. By contrast, the divorce mediation process usually only takes a few months, so you can finalize your divorce and start to move on with your life much faster.
- Collaborative—Divorce mediation forces you and your spouse to work together to come up with a plan for your future. This is beneficial if you have children because it can help you and your spouse preserve your co-parenting relationship.
Divorce mediation is not right for everyone, but it may help you resolve your divorce faster with more control, privacy, and collaboration. Let us help you explore this resolution option – contact our firm today for more details.