Divorce can be a stressful time. The process can be invasive and impact the whole family. Fortunately, there are ways to mitigate the effects of a divorce. While some people can work together to resolve their marital issues outside of court, others are not so lucky and often find themselves litigating somewhat easy issues because of a deep-seeded, harbored animosity. People are turning to mediation at a record pace because of the benefits that come with resolving issues outside of court. Knowing if mediation is right for is important. Discussing the possibility of participating in mediation with your spouse is a good idea.  If you are interested in the mediation process, please reach out to a certified mediation to discuss your interests further.

Some important questions

There are some questions you should ask yourself if you are considering mediation. For one, are you and your spouse on speaking terms? One of the most important foundations of mediation is communication. The couple must be able to communicate throughout the process and negotiate terms of the split with mutual respect in mind. In addition, openly discussing the divorce and how to accomplish it is a good sign you both are on board. Do you want to save money? Mediation’s most prominent benefit is the money saved. Through mediation, a couple can save a lot on legal fees, including separate attorneys, court filings, and more. Do you want to move on quickly? If you are looking to get on with your life in a timely manner, mediation may be right for you. Mediation can take a few months while litigation can last years. Are children involved? It is important to consider mediation if you have children because the process can mitigate the animosity of the process, helping the parties forge new cooperative parenting relationships while the children see models of healthier dispute resolution. Do you want control over the outcome? Making decisions for yourself is a powerful motivator for choosing mediation. People who participate in mediation often are happier with the results because their fate is in their hands, and not in the hands of a judge.

If you and your spouse are getting divorced, mediation could be the answer you’ve been looking for. If you are interested in speaking with a certified mediator, contact our firm.

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC serves clients throughout New Jersey. Our firm is proud to provide clients with compassionate, quality mediation services. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.