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Why consider divorce mediation? 

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2024 | Family Law

All relationships are different, which means that every divorce is also unique. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and the best approach for you will depend on your circumstances. 

Nonetheless, one constant in any divorce is that the more contested it is, the more difficult it becomes. Highly contentious divorces can cost a lot in terms of time, money and emotional effort. As a result, more divorcing couples are starting to explore mediation. 

Why should you consider divorce mediation? Consider these factors:

It’s preserves your privacy

Litigated divorces typically become a matter of public record. If you’re a local business owner or high-profile couple, you may want to avoid this. Mediation gives you the option to keep your divorce private. 

All discussions remain between the couple and the mediators. A legally binding agreement can be reached without becoming a matter of public record. 

It promotes cooperation between co-parents

Sometimes, spouses can cut ties after divorce, but this is often not the case. For example, divorcing parents will need to continue raising their children together. Mediation centers around communication and cooperation. Spouses will need to fairly and peacefully negotiate to reach amicable agreements. Doing this successfully can give co-parents a platform to continue on this cooperative path post-divorce.  

It is more efficient than litigation

A litigated divorce can take several months and even years. The timescale for mediation is typically much shorter. Despite being a flexible process in terms of timing, mediation can be wrapped up within a few months. The reason for this is that the sole focus of mediation is to host efficient negotiations that work for everyone. 

Mediation is just one of many of your divorce options. To find out more, it may help to seek legal guidance.