When considering or entering into a divorce, it’s important to know that there are many options for you! When people think of divorce, they often think about fiery battles and long, drawn-out cases between opposing soon-to-be ex-spouses and their divorce lawyers. Depending on your case and the choices of the other party, sometimes this kind of situation is hard to avoid. But there is another way to handle your separation, and that’s with divorce mediation.
What is Mediation?
Often considered the more peaceful option in divorce law, mediation is when both parties sit down with the same lawyer, called a mediator, to determine the terms and conditions of their separation and how it will be documented and solidified legally. The topics covered in mediation are almost identical to the aspects covered in divorce court, just in a different tone and setting. According to Mediate.com, mediation can cover legal agreements regarding the distribution of property (including assets and liabilities), child custody and parenting roles, child support and maintenance, retirement, taxes, and more!
Mediate.com goes on to say that some of the key responsibilities of a divorce mediator are to foster communication, brainstorm ideas, assist in decisions, and help prevent as much stress and arguing as possible. Because a divorce mediator is neutral, they can give insightful, well-meaning advice to both parties and provide a more holistic view of the case and its possible outcomes.
Experts agree that mediation is more flexible and more convenient for both parties. According to Equitable Mediation, mediation is less stressful, and almost always takes less time and costs far less money than traditional litigation. Beyond simply being a smart choice for practical reasons, Equitable Mediation goes on to say that mediation is empowering and fair, results in a higher rate of compliance, and offers a kinder and more dignified divorce experience. Many experts agree that mediation is emotionally healthier not just for the spouses, but for any children involved. In that same vein, mediation is ideal for couples who each want to remain closely involved in the lives of their children after a divorce. One of the benefits of mediation is allowing the parties to work together for the good of their future and their family instead of fighting against each other and causing more harm than necessary.
If divorce mediation sounds right for you, or if you’d like more information on how mediation works and how the mediation services of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. can help your situation, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call our caring and compassionate legal team at 239-226-0888.
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