The Benefits of a Mediated Divorce Versus the Traditional Divorce with Lawyers
Going through a separation and divorce is a major life event filled with emotions and uncertainty. The traditional divorce through lawyers is costly in every way, including financially, it is stressful and with long delays.
A mediated divorce saves clients money, matters are resolved quicker, the process is more amicable and it saves the emotional toll on both the parents and children from going through a long drawn out, costly divorce as compared to the traditional divorce with lawyers.
Divorce mediators guide and educate the parties through their personal, financial and legal options so they can make informed decisions and determine what is best for themselves and their families, rather than lawyers and judges making the decisions and controlling the outcome.
Mediation is a confidential and private process. The parties will never have to step inside a courtroom, unlike a traditional divorce, where hearings are open to the public and become part of public record.
A mediated divorce allows the parties to think outside the box and develop a fair agreement that reflects their own and their family’s unique needs and goals.
When parenting and financial decisions are made by judges and imposed on people, there is more likely to be resentment and dissatisfaction with the outcome, which may result in appeals and further applications resulting in protracted, long term and costly litigation, depleting the family’s emotional and financial well being.
Mediation set the foundation for a positive co-parenting. A mediator guides the parties and provides information and support to help the parties achieve a mutually satisfactory agreement The collaborative problem solving approach in mediation provides the parties with the skills and positive experience of respectfully working with each other to handle future challenges.
Most importantly, it preserves the emotional and financial well being of both the parents and children, it preserves the family assets and future relationships.