During the divorce process, tensions can run high. In the midst of emotional turmoil, spouses have to sort through legal issues before having their divorce finalized. This process can be very difficult for them since they will have to make major decisions for their life. Instead of going through this process in a public setting where they do not have control, they can opt to go through divorce mediation. Mediation is a process where spouses meet with a neutral third party to work on their marital issues with one another. This process encourages them to work together and cooperate with one another. They will have to compromise on some issues in order to leave each other satisfied with the results of the process.
There can be many benefits to the mediation process. First, couples are in charge of making decisions instead of having a judge do so. This can give them power when making decisions, leading to more favorable outcomes for them. It can also provide a more private setting during the process. They will not have to be in a public courtroom in front of a judge. They can meet for private sessions with their attorneys and a mediator.
The mediation process can set a good example for the children. When children are involved in a divorce, it can prove to be more difficult for parents. They may be unsure of their future with their children. Since they will have to continue to co-parent with their former spouse, they should remain on good terms. By going through mediation, they may be able to maintain respect for one another and go through a more amicable divorce. This can prove to keep their relationship friendly and not one that is toxic for the children. It can also show the children that their mother and father can work together. It can show that they do not need to fight, but can work things out maturely instead.
Mediation can be favored because it can be done at the pace that the spouses set. Often in court, judges control the pace of the case. They may need more time to consider certain aspects. By spending more time involved in these cases, it may prove to be more costly for spouses as well. During mediation they can control the pace of the process, which can cut down on time and money that they spend on legal fees.
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. Our firm proudly serves clients in Mansfield, Massachusetts and throughout Bristol County.