You and your spouse may have some disagreements when it comes to how you want to divide your property or settle your custody issues. Those disagreements don’t have to become fights if you can’t resolve them.
Instead, something you might want to consider is going through mediation. Mediation is helpful, because a third-party mediator is there to help walk you through the basics. The mediator will listen to both sides and support each person asking for what they think is fair. They’ll provide you with some ideas of options that might work, and they guide you to come up with fair and reasonable solutions.
Why choose mediation?
One of the things that people tend to like about mediation is that the mediator doesn’t choose sides. You both have your own attorneys supporting you, but the mediator is the one who is there to guide the conversation and keep it on track.
Another great thing about mediation is that it tends to be less expensive than litigating your case. If you don’t want to take your case to court, mediation can help you resolve your disputes rather than airing them out in a court room.
A third benefit of mediation is that it gives you the opportunity to negotiate with your spouse and come up with a solution that you both agree upon. With that kind of resolution, you’re both more likely to stick to the agreement rather than fighting it in court.
Finally, mediation is nonbinding. So, if you don’t like the resolution that you get out of your mediation sessions, you’re not obligated to sign and submit it to the court. Essentially, mediation gives you options without limiting your opportunity to take your case to court if you aren’t happy with the outcome.
An amicable divorce could be what’s best for you, your spouse and your children. Mediation can help pave the way for a more agreeable future for both parties and anyone else involved in the case. You’ll potentially save money, time and effort by choosing mediation if you and your spouse are both committed to resolving your dispute outside of the court room.