Divorce can seem daunting, with visions of stuffy courtrooms, looming judges and strict regulations. But your divorce doesn’t have to be a prolonged struggle with a court system unknown and unfamiliar to you. Your process could thrive on cooperation between you and your partner, with results that work to serve you.
People that choose mediation can feel greater satisfaction than those that go through litigation, but the reason why boils down to a few contributing factors. If you’re considering mediation for an impending divorce, here’s what you should consider as you plan to move forward.
Mediation has several benefits:
- Saving time: Staying out of court could save you a good deal of time. No need to worry about repeated visits to the courtroom. You can attend mediation at times that work for you and your spouse and possibly get through the process up to three and a half months faster.
- Cost benefits: Mediation allows you to save money by reducing attorney costs and avoiding court fees. When opting for mediation over litigation, studies show that you could save hundreds of dollars.
- Custody gains: Mediation allows a more personal approach to creating a parenting plan that works best for your family. Bypassing the courtroom and instead of sitting down with your spouse and a trained mediator to work out what is in the best interests of your child(ren) may be the best way to proceed.