It can be difficult to deal with conflicts during a divorce. You might not want to talk to your spouse or might feel like anything you say is immediately dismissed.
If you’re hoping to avoid litigating the case but need help keeping the conversation moving in a positive direction, one of the options you might consider is mediation.
An increasingly popular option for resolving disputes
Mediation is a way to resolve disputes outside of court. Mediation begins with both parties coming together to meet with a mediator. The mediator is a third party who has no particular interest in either side “winning.” Instead, the mediator is there to guide you and your spouse toward reasonable resolutions while maintaining calm, collected conversations.
Mediation has several benefits that make it popular among divorcing couples. The first is that it is more private than going to court. It is possible to come up with a divorce settlement during mediation that can be submitted to the court. In some cases, you may not need to go to court at all.
Another benefit is that mediation is usually not as costly as litigating. This is because you won’t necessarily need to prepare a case for court, and you won’t have to spend as long working on the settlement or claim. With mediation, you meet for as many sessions as needed, but these are often less contentious and result in a settlement more quickly than other methods of dispute resolution.
Mediation tends to be less stressful for those involved in a divorce, which is a third benefit to consider. Mediation is non-binding, which means that any decisions made won’t be binding once you agree. Instead, you’ll be able to consider them on your own and decide if you’d like to sign an agreement. If you disagree, you lose nothing by mediating first.
Mediation is designed to help you move forward more easily
These are a few reasons why mediation can be helpful for people going through divorce. If you want to reduce your stress, avoid litigating your case and save money during your divorce, choosing mediation may be a good option.