Life is not a fairy tale – it’s not a story of being swept on your feet and living happily ever after. People fall in love, and some relationships don’t work out.
It’s completely normal, and it’s totally okay! What’s not okay is going through a messy, tiring, and problematic divorce. Marriages don’t always end as smoothly as everyone hopes, and divorce can bring about a lot of problems, cost you a lot of money, and demand a lot of time from court trials and meetings – more so when you have children you need to fight custody for.
Here’s why divorce mediation is the cure to all your divorce woes.
During a divorce, couples can hire their own divorce lawyers who can negotiate and resolve issues on each spouse’s behalf. These lawyers represent their clients’ needs. This means that both will fight hard to get what their clients want out of the divorce. If no agreement can be reached by either party, it ends up in litigation, where a great deal of time and money is spent by both parties. On the other hand, divorce mediation allows couples to hire a neutral third party who helps them come to an agreement that is mutually beneficial to both parties involved.
By having only one mediator, it is easier to set up meetings and talk about all of the concerns you want aired out during your divorce. Not only will meetings be set up faster and easier with a mediator, but the time that it actually takes to settle all of the disagreements can be done in much less time compared to settling your divorce through litigation.
Protected In Confidentiality
When problems during a divorce remain unsettled and the couple needs to go to trial, problems and issues go on public record. During divorce mediation, couples can air out any issues they have while the mediator listens and tries to come up with a peaceful resolution that both parties will agree on. It is normal for arguments to arise and emotions to intensify during the divorce process. With divorce mediation, you don’t have to worry about anyone seeing potential outbursts, or any information reaching the public. This is because what is said in that room with just you, your (soon-to-be-ex) spouse, and the mediator, will stay there.
In divorce mediation, there’s a neutral party that will listen to each spouse’s needs, wants, issues, and concerns. The mediator’s responsibility is to reach a compromise between the two parties involved in terms of the division of properties, support given to the child and spouse, and even child custody and visitation rules. Because they stand for neither spouse, the mediator will remain objective in giving possible solutions for a favorable outcome for both parties involved.
Spouses Get Equal Ground
Divorce mediation allows for each spouse to be on equal ground. The mediator doesn’t care about what happened in the past. Whether one spouse was bullied, abused or manipulated throughout the marriage doesn’t matter. The mediator will base his suggestions for the greater good’s future – most especially if there are children involved. This means that every person in the family will experience a beneficial situation where everybody wins.
Children Are The Priority
Children experience the most difficulties when parents are going through a divorce. That’s why it’s so important to reach an agreement that is most beneficial to the children involved. Mediators will do this. The number one priority of these mediators is to provide solutions that will give spouses the opportunity to build a better family even though they are getting separated.
Disagreements, differences, and fights are reasons why couples get divorced. Getting a divorce is messy and it can drain the life out of you, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Why set yourself up for even more worries when you can use divorce mediation to make your divorce easier process? In the end, it will be a winning decision for you and your family.
Divorce mediation is the cure to your divorce headache – it will save you time, money, and your own sanity. Consider it today.