Divorce Mediation is about you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse working through the issues together. It is about making decisions together, rather than leaving your future up to a judge. A mediator is a neutral third party that works to help resolve some of the issues or disagreements pertaining to children custody, support, property division, and taxes. The mediator does not play the role of therapist or lawyer, although they might be one when not acting as a mediator.
The mediator helps keep discussions moving forward when there are disagreements. The mediator helps to create solutions and keep lines of communication open. Mediation provides an opportunity for both parties to have their voices heard.
The purpose of the mediation is to reach an agreement or settlement. If the parties can agree together then they do not have to rely on a judge to make decisions regarding the shared children or property. A successful mediation may not lead to an equal division, rather it is about coming to an agreement that both parties can live with.
Some reasons to consider using mediation during a divorce:
· Mediation is much less expensive than hearings or a trial.
· Most meditations are successful in reaching a settlement in your divorce.
· Mediation is confidential, with no public record of what goes on in your sessions.
· Mediation allows you to arrive at a resolution that works for both you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse.
· You can still have a lawyer if you wish.
· You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse can control the process rather than the Court.
· The process of mediation can improve communication between you and your spouse.
To find a mediator click here. Also, talk to your attorney about using a mediator to work through issues and come to an agreement that works for both you and your spouse.