Should I Mediate My Divorce
here are some reasons why you want to consider divorce mediation as a way to resolve your marital differences:
- It is less costly, with the potential of thousands of dollars saved in legal fees;
- It is generally less stressful and confrontational;
- It is relatively simple without the procedural complexities of a Court case;
- It is a confidential process. Confidentiality can be maintained through an separate initial agreement which is available upon request. With a confidentiality agreement, the couple, and any experts assisting them in mediation, can freely communicate and exchange sensitive information, where privacy is a priority;
- It is a flexible process allowing for creative solutions and settlements; voluntary, so settlements reached in mediation are more agreeable to both parties, rather than a judicial edict in a divorce case, which directs a spouse to do something that the spouse is unwilling to do.
Divorce mediation can also:
- reduce conflict and the emotional toll on parents and their children; achieve more positive outcomes for children, especially those with special needs, or those struggling with drug or alcohol use;
- concentrate on maintaining the emotional and mental health of the children.
If you want to explore divorce mediation, please contact me to set up a no-obligation, free consultation in my office with your spouse so I can explain the process to you in greater detail. While I believe that mediation is the best option for divorcing couples, there are some situations where it is not appropriate. If you believe that divorce mediation is not suitable for you, then please contact me to schedule an individual, free in-office consultation at 516-747-2290.