When a couple chooses to end their marriage, they need to consider whether or not they'd like to try and work out their divorce through mediation, or if they'd rather settle their case by means of litigation.
Those couples who feel they can put aside their differences and work together to resolve their divorce should strongly consider mediation. During mediation, the parties meet with a neutral mediator who helps reach agreements and settlements by fostering communication and helping them overcome any obstacles or discrepancies that may arise. When divorce is successfully resolved through mediation, it saves both parties a great deal of time, money, and stress in the long run.
A divorce should only be litigated when all other options have been exhausted. Not only is litigation more expensive and time consuming than mediation, it is also more emotionally taxing as well. It can take months to resolve a divorce through litigation, and the longer it takes to settle a divorce, the more expensive it will be. Furthermore, the longer a divorce carries on, the more it can weigh down on the parties' emotions. Especially in highly contentious divorce cases, the constant fighting, arguing, name-calling, and other belittling tactics can quickly become tiring.
If you have decided to file for divorce and are interested in learning more about mediation or litigation, please feel free to contact Gwinnett County divorce attorney Douglas N. Fox. Mr. Fox has been offering divorce representation for more than a decade, and can provide you with the experienced and dedicated legal counsel you'll need, regardless of whether you choose to move forward with mediation or if you decide to go to court.
For more information about the divorce services offered at the firm, please call (770) 277-4883 today to arrange a consultation.