Are you going through a divorce on your own? If so–stop! It would be wise to seek out the help of a divorce mediator or a divorce mediation service.
Divorce mediation is a service offered by many companies to assist both parties in a divorce resolve issues peacefully. They are a non-biased third party that can help discuss or negotiate issues confidentially and without prejudice.
Divorce mediation can bring both parties together in a “session”, a session is usually 2 hours, to resolve a variety of issues. If parties disagree on an issue, but want a peaceful compromise then they can be brought together by a divorce mediator to reach a peaceful agreement.
What are the Benefits?
Anyone who has been through a divorce will tell you that they are expensive, stressful and completely unfair. Divorce mediation can help resolve these issues. Divorce mediation allows for informal discussions of issues and brings unique solutions to the table. This informal method of discussion greatly reduces time and stress on both parties. And in the world of lawyers time is money, so through these simple discussions you can save significant amounts of money.
In addition to saving money, the relations will between the two parties will be much more relaxed compared to mediations strictly with lawyers. When both parties agree to compromise and feel the process is fair the level of stress is greatly reduced. The parties also have a higher chance of future communication on a more relaxed and less stressed level.
What are the cons?
Like anything that has pros, divorce mediation also has some cons. Divorce mediation is a service that is primarily there to allow open communication and bring up solutions to problems. They do not actually make the decisions. All decisions still have to be legal and binding, so they must be done by the lawyers. Divorce mediation is not designed to offer legal advice to either parties involved. They are also not set up to provide counseling or therapy services.
Divorce mediation is a not magic–if parties do not get along and do not want to agree on issues then little can be done. Divorce mediation works best when parties want to come together to reach peaceful resolutions without the expense of lawyers.
Is this right for me?
Like any legal issues it is best to consult your lawyer for legal advice, but divorce mediation should always be a consideration. Divorce mediation can be especially beneficial if you do not have vast of issues that need to be resolved or they are not overly complex situations. If you and the other party have a mutual desire to resolve issues as cooperatively as possible then divorce mediation is a wise choice. Finally, if both parties want a straightforward and simple way to compromise and they are willing to set aside their differences then divorce mediation is the right choice.