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Basics of the divorce mediation process

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2021 | Divorce |

Divorce mediation can help divorcing couples find solution to their divorce-related concerns including property division, child custody, support and spousal support. For that reason, divorcing couples should be familiar with the option of mediating their divorce and how it may be able to help them through their divorce.

Divorce mediation

There are a variety of issues to resolve during divorce including property division, child custody, child support and spousal support. Mediation can help minimize divorce-related disputes related to these issues. The mediator acts as a neutral third party to help divorcing couples sort out their divorce-related concerns and reach agreements. There are several benefits to mediation including:

  • Mediation can be a time and money saver – mediation can shorten the divorce process and the amount of time it takes because it does not rely on court dates. This can in turn reduce the cost of the divorce process for the divorcing couple.
  • Mediation is a potentially more fair process – mediation encourages the divorcing couple to work together to reach shared solutions rather than litigating each dispute. Because it is less adversarial, the mediation process can potentially lead to more equitable outcomes for the divorcing couple.
  • Mediation is more private – mediation is not a public process like the public divorce process where everything is recorded in divorce court. For this reason, mediation is a more confidential process.
  • Mediation gives the divorcing couple greater control – the mediation process gives the divorcing couple greater control over the outcome of their divorce compared to the divorce court process. The divorcing couple can reach facilitated solutions rather than having them imposed on the divorcing couple.

For a variety of reasons, divorce mediation is worth considering when a couple has decided to divorce. It can be helpful in many ways as the couple works through the challenges of their divorce.