Making Positive Decisions: Divorce Mediation and Its Benefits

Many people think that, when it comes to divorce, nobody gets what they want. This isn’t always the case, and divorce doesn’t always have to be ugly. You can make positive decisions and work past a variety of issues with your spouse if you are willing to communicate during this already-difficult time. What is divorce mediation and what are its many benefits?

The Ins and Outs of Mediation

divorce mediationMediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution that has been used for thousands of years. In divorce, somebody called a divorce mediator will engage you and your spouse in a way that will lead to discussions that can solve a variety of issues. Through working together, you will be able to create a parenting plan that works for custody, establish how to financially support the children, divide your assets, and many other issues that crop up during the divorce process.

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

There are many benefits of divorce mediation. Here are just a few of the aspects that you will find:

  • Mediation puts your children first, as they will feel as if they have extra time to enjoy themselves and time with their parents rather than back-and-forth fighting that comes with the divorce court process.
  • Mediation is peaceful for both parties, which means that you won’t have lingering stress hanging overhead.
  • Mediation is not as time-consuming, so you can reach a ‘verdict’ faster as you and your spouse come to an agreement.
  • The process is much more cost-effective.
  • You will find that there is fairness in the process because nobody loses. You both get to achieve your goals, rather than have a judge decide something for you that doesn’t work for you.
  • There is a higher rate of compliance, which means that you and your spouse are more likely to abide by what has been laid out for you.
  • You will reach practical agreements.

Do you think that divorce mediation is for you? It sure sounds like a better process than having to spend thousands of dollars to appear in front of a judge who will tell you what to do. If you want to get started on this process, you should speak with an attorney immediately about your case. At the Law Office of Soheila Azizi & Associates, we want to help so give us a call today.