Divorce mediation is often used when discussing divorce settlements. This is where you and your spouse meet with a neutral party to discuss the divorce. This third party does not make any decisions. The mediator just helps prevent a power imbalance. This method may not work for every couple but it is definitely worth trying.
Why Should I Try Mediation?
The following are pros to divorce mediation.
- Faster divorce. Most of the time mediation is much quicker than litigation. Hiring a lawyer to assist with your mediation process can help it go even faster. It speeds up the gathering of information and decision making.
- Even playing field. In mediation one side will not hold more power than the other. A good mediator will be make sure of this. Another advantage is that either side is free to stop mediation and/or not sign anything they feel is unfair.
- There is no public record of mediation sessions.
- More control. You and your spouse arrive at a conclusion based on your views and beliefs of what is best for your situation. The court is not forcing a decision on you that may have been influenced by strict legal principles.
- Improved communication. Couples who go through mediation may learn to communicate with each other in a congruent and healthy way going forward. This can be beneficial when children are involved.
You do not have to navigate this stressful time alone. Talk to a family law attorney at The Julian Firm, P.C. today to learn more about divorce mediation. We want to help make sure that you are protected and your divorce goes as smooth as possible. Call (972) 459-4400 today for a free initial consultation.