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What is an alternative dispute resolution program?

If you are contemplating divorce, there are a wide variety of issues you may be focusing on, such as how your property will be split up or how much child support you will be required to pay. While divorce can be stressful for married couples in Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah, there are ways you can make separation easier. For example, you and your spouse may be able to opt for an alternative dispute resolution program such as mediation or arbitration as opposed to heading to trial.

Whether you move forward with mediation or arbitration, alternative dispute resolution programs can provide you with more satisfaction than litigation, according to the Utah State Courts. Furthermore, alternative dispute resolution programs may help you save money and time while reducing negative emotions. If you and your spouse turn to a divorce mediator, you will meet with a third party and be able to stay out of the courtroom. If you decide to meet with an arbitrator, you will attend a hearing that is more informal than traditional divorce litigation.

Alternative dispute resolution programs can give you and your spouse more control over your divorce. Additionally, you may be able to work together and find an outcome that serves the best interests of everyone involved, which is particularly important if you have children together. After all, separation can be incredibly hard for children and the aftermath of a court battle can have an impact on them for many years, which underlines the importance of streamlining divorce.


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