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What Matters of Divorce Can be Resolved Through Mediation

Today, divorce is an issue many couples face. When it comes to divorce, there are a few different routes you can take. Mediation is becoming more and more popular as a way to settle a divorce. So, what is mediation? How does it differ from the other options? What matters can be resolved through mediation? When it comes to your divorce, it is important to be educated about all your various options so that you can choose the best one for you. Read on to learn more about mediation and how you can resolve the matters of your divorce.

What is Mediation?

Mediation involves a neutral third party helping a couple navigate through the matters of their divorce. This is often a quicker and less expensive process than litigation. It involves the couple and the mediator collaborating to find creative solutions that will be beneficial to both parties.

What Can be Resolved Through Mediation?

You may be wondering what matters you can solve through mediation. You can solve any matter of divorce through mediation. This may include child custody, child support, alimony, the division of assets, and so on.

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

Many couples feel that mediation carries many important benefits. Some of the benefits of mediation include:

  • Control: Spouses will have more control over the outcomes of their divorce. The decisions will be in their own hands, rather than the hands of the court. 
  • Confidentiality: The information shared in mediation cannot be discussed with anyone else or used against either spouse. Many people do not want to air their dirty laundry. Mediation is a good way to maintain your privacy. 
  • 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.

Mediation can be a great option, but it is not always easy and every couple is different. What works for some couples, will not work for others. If you and your spouse are interested in a mediated divorce, contact our experienced firm to discuss your options and begin the process. We want to make sure you have a fair and equitable divorce.


If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through your divorce, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark L.L.C today.