Divorce mediation can be used to help couples make decisions about their marital issues. This process can have many benefits if couples decide to take this route. During mediation sessions, couples can decide on resolutions for marital issues together instead of giving a judge the authority to do so for them and their family. When issues such as child custody and alimony are being considered, it can be overwhelming for couples to enter into litigation. Mediation provides a private process for couples to reach a conclusion and resolve their issues without the interruption of the court system. Since court proceedings can be long and drawn out, this can be time-consuming and seem never-ending to the individuals involved. Mediation is done at the pace of the spouses. They can take as long as they need. This can also prove to be less costly. During litigation, attorney fees can add up based on the dragged out time in court.
What other process is there?
Due to the amount of cooperation required for mediation, it may not be for everyone. Couples may have to enter into a contested divorce where they will need to enter into litigation. During court sessions, important decisions will be decided on by a judge in order to finalize the divorce. For these situations, individuals may not be able to receive as favorable as an outcome as they initially hoped for.
By getting a mediated divorce, spouses are able to act more respectfully toward one another and hold on to that respect instead of having court sessions ruin that. By avoiding court, they may be able to avoid drama and arguments with one another. If these couples have children together, their children can witness a working relationship between their parents that can help make custody arrangements easier for the future. Instead of seeing their parents fight over important issues, the children can witness their parents set a good example of how to act. By maintaining a healthy relationship with their former spouse, it can help to make a more accessible child custody arrangement. It may also help couples decide on child support in an easier manner. It can provide a more fair and accurate decision on how payments should be made.
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