Divorce can be a financially costly endeavor. For some people, the estimated costs may be unaffordable before and after the divorce terms are finalized. Depending on the complexities of your case or other factors, there may be better options for splitting with your spouse. Mediation is one of those options.
One of the major benefits of mediation is that it takes place out of the courtroom. It is also a process where both parties resolve the issues related to their divorce with the help of a neutral third party. If mediation is the right choice to resolve your divorce, then it could potentially save you and your spouse thousands of dollars.
Is Mediation the Right Choice?
Whether mediation is the right choice for you and your spouse could depend on the following factors:
- A willingness for open communication. You and your spouse must be willing to come together and communicate the terms of your split. Without a willingness to communicate your needs, mediation could not work.
- A desire for honesty. You and your spouse must be willing to make financial disclosures during the mediation process. If you are willing to disclose some aspects of your finances and your spouse is willing to do the same, then mediation may be the right choice.
- A willingness to compromise. Mediation will require you and our spouse to come to a mutual understanding on the terms of your divorce. It is a process that works towards achieving compromise.
There are other factors that could make mediation the right choice. However, you would need to speak more at length with a licensed mediator over the phone or in person to discuss your situation. Lewisville family law attorney Jared Julian is a licensed mediator with years of experience helping North Texas couples amicably resolve their differences.