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:
- Child custody
- Child support
- 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 Douglas N. Fox if you are interested in learning more about divorce mediation.