There are many ways for couples to dissolve their marriage, some of which
lend themselves to a more amicable ending than others, such as
mediation. Mediation is a process through which two spouses are able to negotiate
the details of their divorce settlement with the assistance of a divorce
mediator and their respective attorneys. For divorcing spouses who are
open to compromise, cooperation, and are able to set aside their differences
to achieve a mutually beneficial agreement, divorce mediation can be immensely
Here are some of the most notable benefits of divorce mediation:
It can save you time:
Divorce mediation will keep you out of court, which means you will no longer be
at the mercy of the system’s seriously impacted schedule. Instead,
you will attend mediation sessions and, depending on how easily you and
your spouse are able to negotiate and reach an agreement, you might only
need a few of these sessions. Therefore, using this method will save you
a substantial amount of time and money. Generally, divorces that go through
litigation take more time and result in higher costs.
Your divorce will remain private: If your divorce were to go through litigation, the details of it would
be open to the public. On the other hand, everything you discuss during
divorce mediation will remain between you, your soon-to-be former spouse,
your mediator, and your respective attorneys. If you wish to maintain
confidentiality, this is the way to go.
You will both be in control: Not only does divorce litigation leave you at the mercy of the court’s
schedule, but it also leaves every important decision up to the judge
on your case. It is entirely possible that neither you nor your spouse
will be happy with the outcome and, unfortunately, you will have to live
with it. If you go through divorce mediation, you will both be able to
have a say-so in your agreement, which gives you some control over the
outcome of your divorce.
Good for the kids: If you and your spouse have children, mediation is an excellent choice
for helping the two of you build and nurture a relationship as co-parents.
You are going to have to compromise, negotiate, and work together a lot
more in the future, so you may as well get started on learning how to
effectively navigate this now by going through divorce mediation instead
of the more highly contentious litigation process.
It is far more convenient: Lastly, because mediation allows you to set up a schedule that works for
both parties, it is far more convenient than litigation. You might not
have to miss work or leave early if you and your spouse can agree on a
schedule that is kind to both of your work schedules.
Hire an Experienced Divorce Team to Represent You Today!
If you and your spouse are getting divorced, you might want to look more
into your options and consider mediation to smoothly dissolve your marriage.
At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we will help you reach a resolution
that you are comfortable with and protects your interests.
Contact our office today at (713) 936-2300 to request a confidential case review
with one of our attorneys!