If you’re headed toward divorce, you might be envisioning long, drawn out fights over the smallest issues, thus leading to excessive stress and costs. Although you’re bound to experience some stress and friction in your divorce, it doesn’t have to be as contentious as you think. That’s not to say that you need to give in or give up in your marriage dissolution. Instead, it means that you might be able to find a smarter way to divorce.
How divorce mediation might be beneficial to you
One way to streamline your divorce and reduce conflict is to engage in divorce mediation. Although it’s not for everyone, there are several benefits to this process, including the following:
- Mediation can be cheaper if litigation is avoided and agreements can be reached more quickly.
- Your privacy is protected since the worst parts of your marriage and your personal life won’t be aired in court.
- Mediation allows for more effective conversation over key divorce legal issues.
- Mediation can be easier for your children, as you and your spouse can work toward a custody agreement that’s in your children’s best interests.
- You allow yourself to retain more control over your divorce instead of leaving your future in the hands of a judge.
- The mediation process is customizable to suit your unique set of circumstances.
- Mediating a divorce can be quicker than litigating your marriage dissolution.
- A successful mediation may result in more compliance with the terms of the ultimate divorce decree.
Choose the divorce path that’s best for you
There are a lot of different ways to pursue your divorce. But picking the one that’s right for you will require an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Fortunately, you can learn more about them by continuing to read our blog and other resources that may be at your disposal.