If you have decided to file for
divorce, there are several benefits of going through
mediation as opposed to resolving your case through litigation.
Divorce is typically a very stressful time in a couple's life, and
the last thing you or your spouse needs is to feel even more on-edge because
of what is going on during the divorce process. Mediation works to reduce
the stress of divorce. During mediation, a neutral mediator helps you
and your spouse work together to reach decisions and agreements over the
various issues at hand, such as
alimony, and property division. Instead of battling or fighting over an issue,
the mediator will help you and your spouse work through any obstacles
or disagreements so you can continue to move forward in the divorce process.
Mediation also puts control in the hands of you and your spouse. When you
go to court, you take the chance of the judge not siding in your favor.
The purpose of mediation is for you and your spouse to work together to
reach an agreement or arrangement that works for both you. Mediation can
give you the peace of mind knowing that your divorce will not be settled
unless you and your spouse both agree to and approve the settlement arrangements.
One last reason to consider mediation, and perhaps the most important,
is that mediation is much less expensive than litigation. It can take
months to resolve a divorce through litigation, and the longer it takes
to settle a divorce in court, the more expensive it will be.
Please don't hesitate to contact
Gwinnett County divorce attorney Douglas N. Fox if you are interested in learning more about divorce mediation.