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How does divorce mediation work?

On Behalf of | Dec 10, 2021 | Divorce |

Getting a divorce is not an easy process. Fighting your way through a contested divorce and the challenges of resolving property division, custody arrangements, and child support and alimony can cost time, money, and energy that you may not have to give up. Through mediation, a collaborative divorce can help both parties settle things quicker and more efficiently than a contested divorce could.

Hundreds of thousands of couples get a divorce each year, many of which could benefit from mediation. If you are considering mediation to help settle your divorce, here is what you should know about the process:

How mediation can help your divorce

Instead of each spouse going to a courtroom before a judge and fighting to earn what they think is a fair result in their divorce, mediation allows the spouses to work together toward the same goal. The outcome of a contested divorce can be at the mercy of a judge’s decision, which is one of the primary benefits of mediation.

In mediation, a neutral third party oversees the discussion between the spouses. The mediator’s goal is to ensure that the dialogue about the divorce proceeds without getting hung up on unnecessary arguments and helps the couple reach agreements that both spouses can agree to.

While a spouse is not required to have an attorney of their own in mediation, it can help them look after their best interests in the process. Once both parties come to terms in all areas of the divorce, the mediator will often draft the resulting divorce settlement agreement.

Take control in your divorce

If you are considering divorce, choose a resolution method that can allow you to step into the next chapter of your life sooner and on your terms. Even the most contentious couple can benefit from a collaborative divorce, so reach out to your spouse and work together to settle things quickly and efficiently.