Most couples only know about a court-litigated divorce – like the glamourous ones we read about or see in popular drama series. But did you know there are several divorce methods that you can use to dissolve your marriage?
In addition to a collaborative divorce, another time- and cost-effective method of divorcing outside of court is through divorce mediation, and here’s why:
- A neutral third-party mediator will help couples reach an amicable divorce agreement without litigation or major delays
- Mediators can explain how the various methods of divorce work
- This process can help resolve issues without going to court – saving both spouses’ time and money, along with lessening the angst court divorces cause
- Neutral mediators are very skilled listeners and negotiators
- Mediators are mandated not to take sides or give legal advice
- Mediation can occur even after lawyers have been retained by each spouse
- During this process, couples talk directly to each other in the presence of the neutral mediator
- Couples may hire consulting attorneys to review the final agreement, advise both clients how the divorce laws and the proposed agreement will impact their legal rights
With the mediation process, you and your spouse can reach an amicable settlement that is mutually agreeable to all involved, including having the children’s best interests in mind and sparing the family the emotional and financial toll of a court-litigated divorce.
A Better DivorceTM is an interdisciplinary group of professionals who are committed to non-court, non-confrontational solutions for family law matters.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.