At the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter, we understand that going through a divorce is never easy, but we are here to help you get through it with as little stress as possible. One of the ways we can help make the process go smoothly is by offering divorce mediation, which lets you avoid the contention involved in a trial and instead come to a mutual decision with your soon-to-be-ex spouse. In this article, we’ll go over a few of the reasons why we recommend divorce mediation.
- It’s Less Expensive- One reason to choose divorce mediation rather than going to trial is that it is less expensive. The divorce process is already stressful enough without adding financial worries on top of it, so this avenue is worth pursuing if only to give you more money to start this new phase of your life with.
- It’s Faster- In addition, the divorce mediation process allows you and your partner to resolve matters much more quickly than the court would be able to. When you go through the courts, you have to proceed on the court’s schedule, which is so packed that you’ll likely have to wait for months or more. Mediation, on the other hand, takes place on your own schedule, and lets you come to an agreement relatively quickly rather than being forced to drag it out.
- It’s Better for Your Kids- If you have children, another reason to use divorce mediation is that it allows you to truly focus on their needs. The mediator will act as a neutral third party, keeping the focus on what’s best for your kids and redirecting the conversation if it ever gets bogged down in hurt feelings or vindictiveness. Mediation is a collaborative process in which you and your partner come to a mutual decision about what’s best for your children, which makes it a great alternative to the traditional trial route.