Advantages of Mediation
The Many Advantages of Mediation
Traditionally, many married couples choose to go through the litigation process in order to reach a divorce settlement. Unfortunately, litigation can be expensive, time consuming, and emotionally draining for all involved. Mediation is different. Learn more about the many advantages of mediation below.
Mediation can save you money.
A typical divorce, when litigated all the way to judgment, is between $20,000 and $50,000?though some can be a lot higher. Divorce mediation, on the other hand, can cost as little as $2,500.
Mediation is time efficient.
A divorce through litigation can take months?or even years?for both parties to reach a resolution. While cases can differ, a typical divorce mediation can be resolved in 3 to 8 sessions.
Mediation lets you retain control.
Instead of relinquishing control over your future to an attorney or a judge, mediation lets you control the process and outcome. You decide on the mediation schedule, divorce terms, and more.
Mediation is confidential and private.
Mediation lets you keep your personal matters out of open court and away from unwanted attention. The entire divorce process is confidential and private, saving you from more emotional stress.
Mediation is neutral and unbiased.
One of the main advantages of mediation is that the mediator doesn?t choose a side. As a neutral third party, they promote open communication without deciding who is ?right? or ?wrong?.
Mediation is better for children.
The more conflict between the parents, the more trauma for the children. Through mediation, you and your spouse can resolve your differences cooperatively without further traumatizing your children.