Divorce mediation: potential benefits
While the attorneys at Just Law, PLLC, fully recognize that litigation is the most appropriate form of action in many divorce cases, they also acknowledge that many families can and do benefit from divorce mediation. If you are currently confronted by the prospect of divorce proceedings, you may consider how divorce mediation could serve in the best interests of you and your entire family.
According to the American Bar Association, mediation provides participants with several dispute resolution techniques and resources that are typically not available in litigation. For one thing, you may be encouraged by the simple fact that divorce mediation occurs outside of the courtroom. Conducting mediation outside of court may not only help to keep your legal costs down, but may also encourage you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse to communicate cordially and effectively. If you and your spouse are able and willing to discuss the terms of your divorce openly and with the intention of coming to a mutually beneficial settlement agreement, you will likely appreciate the tone and respect that mediation often helps to establish between divorcing parties.
Beyond encouraging you and your husband or wife to work together in order to come to a reasonable and fair divorce agreement, divorce mediation may also have a positive impact on your children as well. Coming to a child custody agreement on your own, for example, eliminates the need for a family law judge to intervene. Your kids may also experience a less stressful transition if you and their other parent can avoid unnecessary conflict and negative attitudes.
And while some form of litigation may be necessary at some point in your divorce or post-divorce case, the agreements that you achieve through mediation can be implemented in the future too. Visit our webpage today to learn more about divorce mediation and other related topics.