If you are looking at mediation as a divorce option, you may already know the pros and cons of such. Mediation is one of the best ways to help divorcing parties work through their conflicts and resolve some of the biggest issues. The mediator is responsible for providing a neutral, safe environment for such. However, if a divorcing couple also had an abusive relationship in their marriage, this may lead to many threats and confusion on how to move forward. Many couples in the midst of domestic violence may choose to take matters straight to court, but this does not mean that court is the only option.
Can I Benefit From Mediation Services?
Family court cases can be very dangerous in some situations where domestic violence was present. If you are a victim, you may have heard news cases relating to divorce gone awry by an abusive partner. However, there is hope for your case. The court process, you see, is very complicated and stress-inducing, which can lead to a tense nature that may not work well for your case. It may make some people feel as if they are being pushed over the edge, which can heighten the situation in very negative ways. Mediation is known to keep both parties calm and create a helpful environment that they can benefit from. This does not mean that a mediator will put themselves in the center of a high risk case, but it does mean that there may be hope if your case is not overly complicated and could use some ironing out.
If you have sustained any type of domestic violence in your relationship, you may have fears about divorce. Domestic violence is not just limited to physical violence but also emotional, financial, and more. If there is no restraining order and you and your ex-spouse agree that mediation may be right for you as the circumstances have changed or there are issues you believe you may agree on, it may be an option to consider. Call us today to find out what works out for you based on the circumstances of your case.