Divorce mediation is often used when discussing divorce settlements. This is where you and your spouse meet with a neutral party to discuss the divorce. This third party does not make any decisions. The mediator just helps prevent a power imbalance. This method may not work for every couple but it is definitely worth trying.
Why Should I Try Mediation?
The following are pros to divorce mediation.
- Faster divorce. Most of the time mediation is much quicker than litigation. Hiring a lawyer to assist with your mediation process can help it go even faster. It speeds up the gathering of information and decision making.
- Even playing field. In mediation one side will not hold more power than the other. A good mediator will be make sure of this. Another advantage is that either side is free to stop mediation and/or not sign anything they feel is unfair.
- There is no public record of mediation sessions.
- More control. You and your spouse arrive at a conclusion based on your views and beliefs of what is best for your situation. The court is not forcing a decision on you that may have been influenced by strict legal principles.
- Improved communication. Couples who go through mediation may learn to communicate with each other in a congruent and healthy way going forward. This can be beneficial when children are involved.
You do not have to navigate this stressful time alone. Talk to a family law attorney at Julian, Crowder & Shuster today to learn more about divorce mediation. We want to help make sure that you are protected and your divorce goes as smooth as possible. Call (972)315-6222 today for a free initial consultation.