The divorce process can be complicated and overwhelming, and you may wonder if there are options that would allow you to minimize the stress of ending your marriage. Avoiding litigation can save time and money, and provide more control over the terms of your final divorce settlement.
Mediation is a dispute resolution method often used to help settle divorces. It allows both parties the opportunity to have their voices heard while working together to reach resolutions on matters such as child custody, living arrangements, distribution of marital assets and liabilities, and support.
Commitments needed for mediation to be effective
Mediation is appropriate and effective when both parties are willing to commit to the process. Effective mediation requires both parties to commit to transparency with respect to financial information, openness about their goals and interests, and flexibility in considering options for settlement that meet the needs of everyone involved.
Before you make any important decisions, you should consider the process options available to you, and consider what best fits the needs of both you and your spouse.
Your best future
Choosing mediation could be the most effective way for you to seek divorce terms that are most suitable for your individual situation. If you have questions about how mediation could work for your divorce, you may benefit from speaking to a professional about the alternatives to litigation and how they may be able to save you time, money and stress.