Divorce can be a lot of things, and in most cases, contentious, emotional, and messy are the most common attributes of the process. When a divorce goes to litigation where you have to slug it out in a courtroom, it usually becomes a total showdown of war. And the question to ask is if that is necessary at all considering the fact that nobody enjoys it.
Rather than go through the emotional turmoil of dragging everyone through court proceedings, it is better to use a more cost-effective, positive outcome-oriented, and less adversarial approach, which is mediation. There are various reasons to mediate your divorce rather than any other option. Find out those four reasons below:
- Mediation is less expensive
Divorce is expensive, and it could cost you up to five times the cost of mediation. Meditation saves you both time and money. Mediation also makes you less of an enemy to your ex-spouse. Divorce litigation also drags on for months, and the attorneys have to get paid through the entire time the case goes on. With mediation, the two parties can sit at a table, iron out the specifics of their case and have it sorted out in no time.
- Mediation is more private
If things can be resolved privately, why choose the option that involves washing the dirty linen in public? Anything discussed in mediation is bound by confidentiality. Nobody can discuss it, and everything will be handled without the glare of the open public.
- The Court will most likely order you to mediate
These days, judges are doing what they can to reduce the number of cases that have to make it to the dockets. Family court judges ask parties to go for mediation before they bring their case to the court. You are also likely to get the same order from a judge, so why wait? Go for mediation from the get-go and save time.
- Mediation has better outcomes
It is quite simple to figure out that a less adversarial process is more likely to yield better outcomes than one in which you have to dig dirt on each other and discredit each other. Mediation encourages collaboration, finding common ground, and working together. Most mediation cases usually resolve for joint legal custody compared to litigation. And generally, most couples who opt for mediation have higher rates of compliance with their resolutions compared to litigation. Often, in litigation, one person will be displeased with the verdict and is liable to refuse compliance.
Some other advantages of mediation include the autonomy of the process, positive emotions, joint decision-making, which results in better decisions and reaching a fair agreement that everyone finds satisfactory.
If you have a divorce case and you are looking for the best way to handle it, you need a professional family law practice that is experienced in divorce mediation. Get in touch with Campion, Curran, Lamb & Cunabaugh to discuss your case. Call 877 459 8440 today!