There are a variety of important concerns to sort out during a divorce which can include emotional issues such as child custody, child support and even property division. For that reason, divorcing couples should be familiar with family law mediation and how it may be able to reduce time, cost and disputes during divorce and help divorcing couples through the process.
The benefits of family law mediation
There are a variety of different benefits of mediation including:
- Family law mediation can save time – without the need to go to divorce court, divorcing couples can save time.
- Family law mediation can save money – without the need to go to divorce court, divorcing couples can also save money.
- Family law mediation is a confidential process – divorce court is a public process; mediation is not a public proceeding so it is a more private process.
- Family law mediation is intended to be a fair process – family law mediation is intended to be a fair and open process that is conducted by a third-party neutral mediator.
Family law mediation may not work for all divorcing couples but is an option for couples who have decided to divorce to be aware of. Divorcing couples who are unable to work together may not benefit from the family law mediation process.
To prepare for the mediation process, divorcing couples should do their homework so they can be prepared to mediate their concerns during their divorce; understand their future needs; and keep any children from the marriage as the priority. Family law mediation can help divorcing couples through their divorce and also help them address any concerns that come up later after their divorce which makes it a valuable process to be familiar with.