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Examining the advantages of mediation

According to the Department of Workforce Services, Utah has a somewhat higher rate of divorce when compared to the rest of the nation. In fact, there were an average of 3.4 divorces for every 1000 population over the course of 2012. In Salt Lake City, and across the state, couples who are considering filing for divorce may want to examine the potential benefits of mediation and should do everything in their power to make divorce easier.

The Utah State Courts' site provides a helpful overview of the divorce mediation process and sheds light on the advantages of mediation. For example, divorce mediation gives couples in Utah an additional choice when it comes to resolving marital disputes and the process is often less time-consuming and emotionally draining. Furthermore, couples who turn to a mediator sometimes find a greater amount of satisfaction and are able to resolve their disputes in a more flexible fashion. In addition to these benefits, mediation can also allow couples to avoid the courtroom and save a considerable amount of money.

During mediation, couples meet with third party mediators who apply their skills and knowledge to work towards a positive outcome for both parties. However, mediation is not an option for some couples and others may choose to opt out and take their case to court. Whenever a couple is preparing to divorce, it is very helpful for both parties to attempt to work towards a successful resolution while minimizing problems, which is why many opt for mediation instead of litigation.


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