A skilled mediator is worth their weight in gold when it comes to settling matters privately and efficiently. With the participating parties’ cooperation, a mediator can take a stressful situation with potentially disastrous consequences and turn it into a clear, concrete agreement outside of a courtroom.
Here are six reasons why you should consider mediation:
Litigated divorces can be extremely expensive, often costing thousands of dollars by the time a final order is entered. Mediation is a much more affordable and cost-effective option.
Less stress, more peace
Divorce is a stressful matter no matter how it is handled. A mediator takes on the thinking for you at a time when your thoughts are likely jumbled and erratic.
A mediator does not take a side but works towards the best resolution for all parties involved. During a highly stressful time, it can be comforting to have someone else paying attention to the details.
The children come first
Mediation protects your children in that it helps you and your spouse come to an agreement regarding their best interests. It allows parents to decide and agree on what is right for the children that they know better than any family court judge ever could.
Protect your privacy
Public courtroom or private mediation? Confidential conversations and private spaces allow for vulnerability and openness that will help the best outcome to be reached.
Be comfortable, not formal
In the throes of divorce, you probably don’t want to be worrying about dressing appropriately for a courtroom or feeling stuffy and uncomfortable. Mediation is an environment where you are encouraged to be comfortable and at ease.
Move forward with stability
Because mediation is a less formal, more personal process, it encourages effective communication where cooler heads prevail, and smarter decisions are made. This allows parties to move forward with satisfaction and confidence that creates a stable environment for both them and their children to thrive in for years to come.
Divorce is never easy, but it can be navigated in a healthy way that benefits everyone in the end.