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Is Divorce Mediation Right For Me?

Not all divorces go through divorce litigation. In fact, in many cases, couples are able to dissolve their marriage without going to court, using alternative methods, such as divorce mediation. Unlike litigation, which is often an inherently hostile process, divorce mediation requires cooperation and a willingness to compromise. If your relationship with your spouse is so strained that you do not believe you would be able to negotiate a divorce settlement with the assistance of a neutral third party, then you might not benefit from this process.

Before you decide against divorce mediation, however, you might want to learn about the benefits it provides. You might find that the benefits are enough to set aside the differences you have with your spouse long enough to achieve a mutually agreeable settlement.

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

In addition to keeping you and your spouse out of court, divorce mediation can provide a vast array of benefits.

Here are some of the benefits divorce mediation provides:

  • You can maintain your privacy: If you go through divorce litigation, the personal details of your divorce will no longer remain private. It will become part of public record and accessible to anyone. If you choose divorce mediation, however, whatever transpires during your sessions will remain private.
  • You and your spouse will be in control: A judge calls the shots when you go through divorce litigation, which means you and your spouse might end up with results that neither of you are happy with. Through divorce mediation, you and your spouse will wield control over the outcome since the two of you will be able to craft it together. Sure, no one will get everything they want, but you still stand a much better chance of being happy with the results than you would if you were to go through litigation.
  • It is better for your children: If you and your spouse have children, you will need to maintain a functional co-parenting relationship. Mediation gives you the opportunity to work on your ability to communicate with one another for the purposes of working toward a common goal. On the other hand, litigation will likely only aggravate the problems you have with one another, which will not be conducive for nurturing a better co-parenting relationship in the future.
  • It will cost less: The problem with going through litigation is that, due to the fact that you will be at the mercy of the court system, the process can take more time, which will raise your legal fees. If you are looking to reach a speedier resolution while keeping costs down, you might want to consider this option.

Contact a Divorce Mediation Attorney Today!

If you would like to avoid going to court to get divorced, mediation could be the right option for you. At Singleton Smith Law Offices, Inc., our divorce mediation attorneys are experienced in helping clients navigate the process of negotiating a divorce settlement. You do not have to leave your future in the hands of a judge. Your divorce settlement will affect your life for many years to come, so you should be able to retain some control over the outcome.

Call our law office today at (951) 779-1610 to request an initial case review with a member of our legal team.