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Taking a look at the benefits of mediation

When a married couple has determined that separation is necessary, they may have a number of questions and wonder how divorce will impact them. Aside from emotional stress, splitting up with a spouse can also create financial challenges (from child support to property division) for individuals in Salt Lake City and the rest of Utah. However, there are strategies that people can take advantage of, such as divorce mediation, and it is helpful for those who are approaching the divorce process to understand the benefits of this route.

On their website, the Utah Courts published an overview of divorce mediation and also mentions some of the benefits of turning to a mediator. For example, mediation does not create as much stress when compared to going to court and it is also less costly. Additionally, mediation does not take as long and it allows both parties to have direct involvement in resolving issues they may not see eye-to-eye on. Furthermore, couples who opt for mediation may have a healthier relationship with their former spouse after the divorce is complete.

According to the Judicial Council of California, mediation is advantageous even when couples are not able to agree on certain matters and have to head to court. For example, mediation can help a couples that are going through a divorce by preparing them for trial, even if they still disagree after working with a mediator. Through mediation, many couples have been able to successfully find a solution and avoid some of the pitfalls of divorce which may have arisen in court.


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