We understand divorce is one of the single greatest stressors in a person’s life. Too often, divorces are long, protracted processes with significant financial and emotional costs. One way to save money and cut down on stress is to opt for mediation. Mediation is a type of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), or method of resolving legal matters without expensive litigation or a time-consuming and emotionally taxing trial. Mediation can be used to resolve all matters related to divorce, including division of property, child custody, parenting time, and alimony arrangements.
Minimize Your Hardship, Stay in Control
Mediation has several key benefits over litigating a divorce. Mediation can significantly reduce divorce costs and time-consuming delays, while also limiting your emotional burden in these difficult procedures. Further, mediation allows the parties—and not the courts—to take control of the outcome of their divorce. In mediation, the parties have a critical voice in the division of marital assets and how custody and parenting time will be handled. In contrast, in litigation, a judge makes these vital decisions. Finally, and most importantly, mediation of child-related issues can help ensure the divorce process is amicable and relieve some of the stress placed on your children.
A mediator does not represent either party and does not offer legal counsel. Instead, the mediator helps ensure the peaceable resolution of all issues related to the divorce by acting as a moderator between parties. This is especially important for divorce proceedings of high-net-worth individuals.