What is Divorce or Family Law Mediation?

Divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Divorce brings numerous stressors that one has to deal with including time sharing (child custody), division of assets, alimony and child support.  Along with this, another stressor can be your search to hire the best family law attorney who will represent you effectively and professionally. Rather than a lawyer rushing to court to resolve the couple’s issues, attorneys can choose divorce mediation whether in person or online with virtual mediators.

Divorce mediation is popular because couples can often reach settlements quicker, cheaper, and more peacefully than waiting for and going to court. In this process, you do not require a lawyer, however having a lawyer is highly recommended. With the help of the family law or divorce mediator and lawyers, couples are able to make educated decisions about settlements. The mediator does not belong to your side nor belongs to your ex-spouse’s side. He/She belongs to a third party who gives you unbiased advice and ideas to come to a peaceful resolution, whether it be the whole divorce or family law case or temporary issues like alimony, timesharing (child custody), child support, exclusive use of your home, discovery and financial records, and more. Palm Beach Mediator

Advantages of Divorce Mediation:

If you make up your mind to end your marriage, divorce mediation is often the best way to go (and typically required by the Court). Most couples prefer divorce mediation instead of having to go to court to resolve the same issues.  Here is a list of the benefits of divorce mediation.

Fast process- Court hearings take a lot of time for the couple sometimes a year or more than a year for the divorce. On the other hand, mediation is easy as well as a fast process for the negotiations with your ex-spouse.  Schedule it at your convenience.  And, with the Covid-19 pandemic, you can even do an online divorce mediation with virtual remote family law mediators.

Not expensive- In the process of divorce mediation, only the mediator is required. Lawyers fees will be higher if the couple needs to go to court to resolve their issues. Litigation is time consuming and expensive. Boca Raton Mediator

Not as stressful- This process is quite peaceful for couples because you do not need to attend the court hearings. In addition, the third person will not interfere in your matter.

In the end, divorce mediation can take a very stressful time in one’s life and make it as less stressful as possible.

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