Not every couple needs to go through the
divorce litigation process to dissolve their marriage. If you believe you and
your spouse can work together to hash out a settlement, divorce mediation
may appeal to you. For spouses with children, this approach is often seen
as far more beneficial for maintaining a more cooperative co-parenting
relationship. While litigation is more inherently hostile, mediation encourages
negotiation and compromise. Continue reading to learn more about the divorce
mediation process and how it works.
The Mediation Process
When you choose to go through the mediation process, you and your spouse
will hire an unbiased third-party mediator. Your mediator will help facilitate
negotiations without advocating for either side, ultimately assisting
you both in achieving a resolution on each key divorce issue, such as
property and asset division,
child support, and
Unlike divorce litigation, mediation is confidential and far more flexible.
Even if your divorce is not particularly contentious or complex, litigation
can take more time due to the heavy backlog courts frequently suffer from.
As a result, not only is this process less time-consuming, but it is also
Additionally, since you are not leaving the outcome of your divorce up
to a judge, you and your spouse are more likely to be happy with the settlement
you work on during your mediation sessions. Considering the profound impact
divorce can have on the lives of everyone involved, it is crucial to take
every measure to ensure the best possible outcome. Through divorce mediation,
you can work on creating the most mutually agreeable settlement that works
for you, your spouse, and especially your children.
Even if you and your spouse are not necessarily on the best of terms, mediation
may still work for you. An effective mediator can keep you on track and
help you navigate the numerous obstacles you may face during negotiations,
so do not assume this approach will not work for you.
Reach Out to Our Divorce Mediation Team for the Skilled Legal Guidance
You Need Today!
If you wish to end your marriage outside of court, you should consider divorce
mediation. Through this approach, you and your spouse can negotiate the terms of
your divorce decree, maintain privacy, reduce costs, and minimize the
stress many endure when going through the divorce litigation process.
At The King Law Firm, our mediation team can provide the legal guidance
you need to navigate this process, so you can move forward onto this next
chapter of your life.
Call our law office today at (914) 752-5333 to request a free initial consultation
with a knowledgeable and compassionate member of our legal team.