As you may know, divorce is an emotionally and legally complex process, which is why many spouses who are looking to get divorced will seek alternate methods of divorce outside of litigation. Fortunately, if you believe that you and your spouse are capable of communicating openly and honestly with one another, you may not have to go through the litigation process, as mediation may very well be a viable option. During mediation, a third-party and unbiased mediator will simply meet with you and your spouse and work to reach a compromise that works for you both. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Bergen County family law attorneys to learn more about the potential benefits of divorce mediation and how our legal team can help you.
Benefits of Mediation When Going Through a Divorce
There are several potential benefits of choosing mediation over litigation when you are getting divorced. Some of the most significant benefits of mediation are as follows:
- Mediation can save time and money: As you can imagine, when a couple gets divorced in court, costs can rack up fast. Between multiple days in court, attorneys’ fees, and more, going through the litigation process is almost always more costly than mediation.
- You have more control in mediation: When a couple has their divorce litigated, the judge will ultimately determine the outcome of their divorce. However, when a couple enters mediation, they ultimately decide the outcome of their divorce. Further, when both spouses agree to mediation, they are signaling that they are willing to at least try to work with one another to reach a compromise, making it far less antagonistic.
- Mediation is more private: Facts alleged during litigation, become part of the public record. During a mediated divorce, however, all discussions remain private, and you do not have to worry about others knowing your personal business.
- Mediation is often less emotionally charged: There’s something about a courtroom setting that can make already-high tensions run even higher. For many, getting divorced in a courtroom can make the painful process even more upsetting. In mediation, you, your spouse, and your mediator will meet outside of the courtroom setting in a neutral location, which often makes for a far calmer process.
If you have any additional questions about mediation or you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to speak with our firm today.
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