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Mediation before divorce can smooth the way

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2020 | Divorce |

Splitting assets and debts during a divorce may be among the most contentious tasks when it comes to equitable property division, even if your split is otherwise amicable. However, it is not only the finances that suffer. The process takes an emotional toll on the entire family. Frustration and anger can result in intense stress. We often assist clients through the divorce process, ensuring they have the information necessary for informed decisions. 

Involving a nonpartisan intermediary before the process spirals downward can help the divorce move forward more smoothly and potentially save time and money. Divorce Magazine reports that mediation involves a neutral third party helping you and your ex throughout the process of disentangling your lives from each other. The unbiased individual makes inquiries for a thorough understanding of the situation before offering advice. 

Informal environment 

When a divorce goes to trial, the atmosphere is formal and adversarial. In mediation, the setting is more relaxed, which helps set all parties at ease. You can take your time when negotiating an agreement regarding asset division and working out custody terms. Accommodations are also possible when necessary. For example, if being in the same room with your soon-to-be-ex is enough to infuriate you, separate rooms may be available. 

Unbiased arbiter 

Mediation addresses topics from living arrangements and asset division to custody and spousal support. It is a voluntary process, and you control the outcome. However, it can only work when both of you work towards a resolution. When it is a sincere collaborative effort, it can shorten the divorce proceedings and allow you to move on with your life. 

This alternative to dispute resolution is more economical than going to court, and mediators are professionals fully versed in the laws relating to your case. Visit our webpage for more information on this topic.