What is Divorce Mediation?

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Divorce does not always have to unfold through a lengthy and contentious litigation process. For those who wish to stay out of court and reduce conflict, divorce mediation is a better option. During mediation, you and your spouse will negotiate the terms of your divorce, along with the assistance of an unbiased third-party mediator. The mediator will not advocate for either party. Instead, a divorce mediator’s role is to help facilitate fruitful negotiations, so you can resolve your issues as smoothly as possible.

The Benefits of Choosing Divorce Mediation

In addition to keeping your divorce out of court, there are many other benefits this method provides.

Here are some of the benefits of choosing divorce mediation:

  • It is better for your children: The divorce litigation process can take a massive toll on kids, especially if you are on especially hostile terms with your spouse. Divorce mediation is not as adversarial an experience, however, so it can lessen the stress your children may feel. Moreover, your co-parenting relationship will greatly benefit from learning how to communicate and compromise throughout this process.
  • It is more cost-effective and takes less time: If your divorce goes to court, you will likely incur greater legal fees. When you choose divorce mediation, you can cut back substantially on these costs because it is typically a less time-consuming process.
  • You have more control over the outcome: When you go through the litigation process, the fate of your future is left up to a judge’s discretion and you might not be happy with the results. If you and your spouse negotiate the terms of your divorce, you are more likely to be satisfied with the outcome, and less likely to encounter issues regarding its enforcement.
  • You can protect your privacy: Divorce litigation is a public process. On the other hand, divorce mediation is private, so only you, your spouse, and your mediator will know the details of your split.

Divorce is seldom easy for anyone to endure, even under the best circumstances. That said, if you are willing to work together to achieve a more amicable resolution, you can spare everyone a lot of unnecessary stress and save time and money.

Contact Our Compassionate Family Law Team for a Case Review Today!

At Singer Pistiner, PC, our experienced family law team can guide you and your spouse through the mediation process. You can rely on us to help facilitate peaceful discussions with your spouse, so you can start a new chapter in your life.

Reach out to our law office today at (480) 418-7011 to schedule a case evaluation with a member of our team.

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