The Wall Street Journal Highlights the Path to a Better Mediation Settlement
If you’re considering getting a divorce but you still get along well with your soon-to-be ex, you may want to consider a mediation settlement. There are actually several benefits to this type of split. So much so that more and more couples are opting to go this route. Read on to learn more.
More Personal Attention
During this process, you work directly with a mediator. The purpose of the mediator is to help you negotiate with your spouse to come to a fair and amicable resolution. Judges, because of being overworked or understaffed, simply may not have the time to give divorcing couples this much personal attention.
In a trial-based divorce, you have to adhere to the calendar set forth by the court system. Many times, this takes months or even years. With mediation, you get to set your own time frame. And, believe it or not, it’s entirely possible to resolve all of your issues in just a few sessions.
According to a recent HuffingtonPost.com article, mediation can end up saving you a substantial amount of money. This is due to the fact that you pay one person to help both of you with everything, as opposed to two separate lawyers and the overall high cost of a courtroom divorce.
Protects Children from Conflict
When you choose this method of ending your marriage, your children are protected from conflict. They don’t have to worry about testifying in front of the judge. It also prevents them from being exposed to verbal attacks and the high level of tension, which is typically associated with conventional divorce proceedings.
Also explained in the same Huffington Post article, you have greater flexibility with mediation. Most mediators are more than willing to meet with you around your busy schedule. In most cases, you have the option of meeting via Skype or an alternate online provider as well.
More Stability Post-Divorce
Post-divorce stability is essential for the health and well-being of your entire family. Because there’s generally less stress, associated with this type of resolution, it’s usually easier for life to go back to normal once the marriage is dissolved. In the event that issues arise, after the divorce, the same mediator can help you resolve those issues too. All you have to do is call to set up a meeting.
Getting a divorce? Consider Mediation Instead
As you can see, there are several benefits to a mediation settlement. Of course, this isn’t for every situation. However, it’s the ideal choice for many couples who want to remain friends after their marriage ends. At Colgan & Associates, we wholeheartedly believe that every client matters. That is why we will help you determine your needs and interests to help you develop options for resolution that are fair and equitable.