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Divorce mediation can save you a host of custody problems

On Behalf of | Apr 3, 2024 | Mediation |

Children make the divorce process more challenging, especially if parents cannot agree on how to share parental responsibilities. Custody battles can be emotionally draining and expensive –not to mention having a negative effect on the children’s well-being.

Fortunately, there is an alternative that can spare you a custody battle with your co-parent: divorce mediation. This is a process where a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps couples resolve their issues and reach agreements on divorce-related matters, including custody and visitation. Below are some of the benefits of divorce mediation when it comes to determining custody.

It is less adversarial

One of the primary benefits of divorce mediation is its ability to reduce conflict between parents despite their different stances. Mediation focuses on cooperation and communication, unlike traditional litigation, which can be contentious. This collaborative approach can lead to more amicable co-parenting relationships, benefitting the children’s growth and development.

It will save you time and money

Another advantage of mediation is its cost-effectiveness. Custody battles can be expensive, with court fees and other court and other expenses quickly adding up. In contrast, mediation is typically much more affordable, making it an attractive option if you are looking to save money during your divorce.

Mediation is also a faster process than a traditional court process, which can drag on for months or even years. You can schedule mediation sessions at your convenience instead of having to wait for court dates. This allows a more efficient resolution process.

If you are considering divorce mediation, it is best to learn more about what to expect and what you can do to protect your rights and interests throughout the process. Reaching out for legal guidance can help you make the most of divorce mediation and ensure that any agreement reached is fair and legally binding.