There are a number of different options for people who are getting a divorce to consider. One option that is becoming increasingly more popular is a divorce through mediation. Mediated divorces are on the rise because they offer a number of benefits that other divorce options do not.
First, mediation offers couples going through a divorce to take control over the decisions that are made. In mediation, the divorcing couple will sit down in a conference room setting and work together to decide on matters such as the division of assets, child custody, and more. In litigated divorces, the judge will make decisions for the couple when they cannot agree on matters.
Mediation is often also a means of divorce that takes less time and is less expensive than other options. Those who choose mediation don’t have to wait on scheduled court dates and can take as much or as little time as they need to. Additionally, many couples who do get divorced through mediation can walk away from the marriage amicably after the divorce is over. Due to the fact that they have to work together and openly communicate about very difficult matters, the parties can often communicate calmly after the marriage for matters such as child custody and visitation.
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