Mediation Can Save Time, Money And Reduce Stress
Divorce disputes can be costly and disruptive affairs. They can often cause unnecessary acrimony and expense. However, there are options that can help you resolve your dispute in a more harmonious and less expensive manner. Mediation is one of them.
The Advantages Of Mediation Over Litigation
In mediation, divorcing spouses and their attorneys meet with a neutral third-party mediator to work out the terms of a divorce. Mediation can address every aspect of a divorce arrangement, from property division to child custody and alimony.
Mediation offers a number of advantages over traditional divorce dispute resolution. It typically:
- Is less time-consuming;
- Is less costly;
- Allows flexibility;
- Allows the parties to communicate directly;
- Gives divorcing spouses more control over the process.
If a mediation agreement is reached, the mediating attorney will generally prepare a document to be approved by the court in an uncontested hearing. If an agreement is not reached, the dispute will be set for hearing before the judge.
Our attorneys can represent you in mediation or serve as the third-party mediator. We also offer other alternative dispute resolution options. We will handle your critical family law issues with care and compassion.