Divorce does not have to become an ugly, drawn-out, courtroom battle. If you and your spouse are getting a divorce, but would like to avoid litigation, there are other options available to you, such as mediation. In addition to its less hostile nature, divorce mediation is also often far less expensive than divorce litigation. If you have children, you can especially benefit from this process since you are likely to suffer fewer emotional wounds as you negotiate the terms of your divorce. Continue reading to learn more about its benefits.
Ending Your Marriage Through Divorce Mediation
Mediation is a process you and your spouse must both agree to before moving forward. Unlike litigation, where the fate of your case rests on a judge, mediation allows spouses to have some control over the terms of their divorce. During this process, a neutral third-party mediator will help you stay on task and facilitate productive negotiations without advocating on behalf of either party.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing this option:
- It is better for your children: If you have children, your spouse will still be in your life long after your divorce is finalized, so it would be best for everyone if you tried to preserve a more civil relationship. Mediation will help you learn how to cooperate and compromise with each other, laying down the groundwork for your future as divorced co-parents.
- It is private: Unlike divorce litigation, the details of your divorce will remain private if you choose divorce mediation. If you have concerns about keeping these personal matters private, mediation can provide the security you need.
- You can make your own schedule: One of the reasons why divorce litigation can take so much time is due to the enormous backlog courts have. If you choose divorce mediation, you will not be at the mercy of the court. Instead, you and your spouse can work out a schedule that works best for both of you, so you can end your marriage as efficiently as possible.
If you are not sure if divorce mediation is right for you, schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss your case.
Call Us to Discuss the Details of Your Divorce
If you are getting a divorce and wish to use an alternative method, such as mediation, the legal team at TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP can provide the guidance you need. You can rely on us to help you end your marriage amicably and smoothly.
Reach out to our team today at (310) 455-8364 to set up a consultation and learn more about what we can do to assist you.