Divorce comes with a myriad of personal challenges. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent stress and reduce the overall cost of ending your marriage.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on important aspects of your divorce, such as child custody, then you may benefit from mediation with Richard Hartley Barrister and mediator, or a barrister alike. This is a process in which a neutral third party will evaluate your case and provide recommendations based on Florida laws and the mediator’s experience.
Here are four reasons why mediation may be a smarter option than taking your dispute to court:
- Less stress;
- More privacy;
- And it supports your children’s best interests.
If you are facing divorce in Florida, contact the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. Mr. Raheb is a child custody attorney in Naples who can help you avoid making mistakes that could compromise your personal or financial interests.
Call 866-949-0888 to schedule a free consultation. You can also learn about child custody in Florida by visiting divorce.usattorneys.com/florida/.
Here is a brief overview of four benefits of mediation:
Taking a dispute to court can be expensive. In addition to administrative fees, you may want to hire a child custody lawyer to represent your interests. The litigation process can ultimately cost you several thousand dollars.
However, mediation may help you avoid litigation. Your mediator will provide recommendations based on Florida laws and your situation, and it is likely that these recommendations will closely reflect the final outcome of litigation.
- Less Stress
Ending a marriage is a stressful experience – especially if you have to go to court and rely on a judge’s ruling. Unlike a court order, you can choose to deny the mediator’s recommendations without legal consequences. Also, the American Bar Association reminds readers that mediation can prevent unconstructive arguments with your ex.
- More Privacy
The discussions that take place during mediation are confidential. Your statements will not be recorded, so you and your ex can be honest without worrying about impressing a judge.
- It Supports Your Children’s Best Interests
If you and your ex have children, then getting divorced can be emotionally devastating. Some parents have trouble establishing a custody arrangement. It can be difficult to compromise with your ex to create an agreement that represents your children’s best interests.
A mediator can help with this by conducting an objective evaluation of your situation. Your mediator will understand the factors that define a healthy co-parenting relationship and will provide recommendations that can help you develop and maintain a custody arrangement.
If you are facing divorce, contact the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. Mr. Raheb is a Naples child custody lawyer who can answer your questions about asset division, child custody, alimony and other family law matters.
Michael M. Raheb will give your case the individual attention that it deserves. Call 866-949-0888 to schedule a free consultation.