Coming to terms during a high-asset divorce may seem impossible from the outset. Mediation is one option that may keep things more amicable.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows parties to come together and hash out their differences with the guidance of a neutral third party. Mediation is worth considering to aid in maintaining more control over the outcome. Consider mediation before setting down the path that ends in a judge making your divorce decisions.
Less hostile environment
Regardless of the reasons for a split, spouses may become angry during the process. Mediation helps keep spouses involved in deciding how to proceed forward. It thrives on compromise, and spouses who keep a clear head during mediation may come out of a divorce without the hard feelings.
More input in asset division
Equitable division means a judge chooses the fairest way to split property, debt and cash. This may leave one spouse feeling left out or slighted. When the parties can talk through their issues with the assistance of a mediator, they may reach a mutually beneficial and amicable financial divide.
Save time and money
Mediation helps to keep tempers down as well as costs. A full-court divorce proceeding may drag on for months, perhaps years, and require frequent appearances and filings. All of this adds up and may put a drag on finances. Mediation may save money and get a final decree quicker than a court proceeding.
Having a sense of control when your life feels anything but may assuage the difficult and bitter feelings caused by a divorce. Mediation may aid in ending your marriage with more dignity and respect for each other.