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What Are the Benefits of Mediation? | What to Know

Many couples face the prospect of divorce. When you get a divorce, there are many matters to decide upon. You may have to consider child custody, division of assets, and so on. Another decision you have to make is how to decide these matters. There are multiple methods when it comes to finalizing a divorce. Among the most popular are mediation and litigation. Today, many couples choose mediation when it comes to their divorce. Read on to learn the different ways mediation may benefit you.

Mediation vs Litigation: What is the Difference?

Mediation involves a neutral third party helping a couple work through the matters of their divorce outside of court. On the other hand, litigation involves taking a divorce to court and having the court decide upon matters on your behalf. There is no universally right way to handle a divorce, so it is best to do your research and determine which method will work best for you.

Benefits of Mediation

There are a lot of benefits when it comes to mediation. Below you will find some of the common reasons a divorcing couple may choose mediation as a way to resolve any outstanding matters of their divorce. 

  • You may have more control: Spouses have control over making their decisions, rather than placing the decisions in the hands of a court. 
  • Confidentiality: The information shared in mediation cannot be discussed with anyone else or used against either spouse. This is a good way to keep your private information private. 
  • Speed: The length of mediation is dependent upon the couple and the issues they have to resolve. Therefore, it can be faster than litigation.
  • Cost: Mediation is more cost-effective, as trials can be expensive for both the couple and the state. 
  • Choice: Mediation is voluntary, as spouses have the choice to participate. Both spouses must be on the same page and will have to work together to find solutions that benefit each party, meaning more open communication.
  • Family: Mediation facilitates healthy conversations, which can benefit any couple that has family involved.

While mediation may sound like a good option, it won’t be successful for everyone. On the other hand, some couples may consider mediation to be totally out of the question, but it might work out well for them. No couple should rule out mediation. Instead, you should contact an experienced divorce attorney to discuss your case and find the best option for you. Reach out to our firm to speak to skilled divorce attorneys today.

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