As a leading alternative to divorce litigation, mediation is popular for couples that believe they can work together to resolve issues. Moreover, mediation makes the divorce process more manageable for many reasons as it offers unique benefits the traditional, court-driven method doesn’t.
But, what do you know about mediation? Do you know the unique benefits it offers to the divorce process? If not, you’ll find the two most prevalent benefits below.
Most couples don’t realize how much it costs to get divorced when they first begin the process. Moreover, they don’t realize that most of those costs will come from court if they choose to litigate rather than settle their case. To this end, even settlement can be costly depending on how long it takes your attorney and your spouse’s attorney to resolve any issues.
Mediation lessens the financial burden by encouraging couples to work together while reducing time spent on the case. This means your case is resolved more quickly and at a much less expense than it would be otherwise. This is especially true if your case would have gone to trial.
Any divorce, regardless of how straightforward or complex, is stressful for those involved. To be sure, most of this stress comes from the “winner” mentality that most individuals want in divorce. This is especially true in contentious cases where both spouses want to feel as if they’ve come out ahead of the other.
Mediation eliminates the contentious environment and saves you stress by allowing you to work with your spouse and the mediator to arrive at a realistic solution for each issue in your case. Mediation is most useful for issues related to children as children are one of the most hotly-contested problems in most cases.
Do You Believe Mediation Might be the Right Fit for You?
If so, learn more about the topic by checking out these other articles:
- Divorce Mediation Basics: What You Should Know
- Mandatory vs. Optional Mediation: What’s the Difference?
- Three Situations Where Mediation is a Good Fit
- Divorce Mediation v. Collaborative Law: What’s the Difference?
- Divorce Q&A: Litigate or Mediate?
Each of these articles adds information to the benefits above and will help you identify whether the process is a good fit for you and your spouse.
To discuss the mediation process in greater detail, contact Lawrence R. Surinak Ltd. at 630-470-9990 and take advantage of your free, 30-minute consultation. You can also request an appointment online using our simple form.
We look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions about the divorce mediation process!