One hesitation that many individuals have when it comes to getting divorced is that while yes, they want to end their marriage, they don’t want to be involved in a bitter court battle. Luckily, not every couple has to get divorced in a courtroom at all. Now more than ever, couples are choosing to get divorced through mediation. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that provides divorcing couples with a number of benefits to make the divorce more peaceful overall. Some of the benefits include:
- Allowing the couple to have a more peaceful divorce and avoid the courtroom
- The couple often has a better relationship after the divorce because they are able to clear the air and communicate on many topics. Mediation also typically allows the couple to obtain closure on their relationship and have a better co-parenting relationship in the future
- Mediated divorces often take less time and are less expensive than litigated divorces. Couples who go through mediation can often sign the divorce agreement in just a few sessions as opposed to over a year’s time
- The couple will be able to make decisions for themselves with the help of attorneys and a mediator instead of having a judge make decisions on their behalf
If you are considering a mediated divorce, it is important to contact an experienced family law attorney who can provide you with assistance.
If you require compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance for a matter of divorce, family or estate law, please contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley today.