Benefits Of Divorce Mediation
When it is time to end a marriage, there are many issues that need to be addressed. And you may be hearing from friends and co-workers about their divorce experiences, from crafting agreements with their ex-spouses to taking issues to court. But what if your situation is not the same as theirs? For example, you and your spouse may not be able to effectively communicate in order to create an agreement but neither of you want to fight in court either.
The reality is there are more resolution options available to you than simply agreeing to your spouse’s terms or taking them to court. Mediation, for instance, is a process that many divorced couples have used to achieve their objectives. The process of mediation allows you more control than going to court but there is a third party present to guide you toward a fair agreement. Bring your issues to the attention of a Bucks County family attorney so they can steer you toward optimal resolution options.
Less Expense, More Privacy, Control Over Outcomes
While there are many benefits to mediation, most choose the process because it is a way to resolve differences for less money while enjoying more privacy and control. In addition, it is typically far faster than other resolution options.
For instance, when a case goes to court, the process is not private. There could be intimate details of your marriage that you would rather not share in public or sensitive financial information you and your spouse want to keep between you and your attorneys. If this is true for you, understand that a court appearance could bring a lot of these private matters to light.
And mediation allows you control over outcomes and a faster divorce process. Some people are disappointed with the results awarded by a judge, and this is after the time and expense of litigation. During mediation, you do not have to accept the opinion of the third party providing legal guidance. They are there to offer solutions. And they do so in the presence of a small group of individuals you trust. In a NJ or PA court, the final determinations come from the judge, not from you and your spouse.
Weighing Your Options
Meeting with a Bucks County family attorney and talking about the possibility of mediation does not mean you have to choose the process. But having your own legal counsel to support you through the divorce process may introduce you to attractive possibilities you had not considered on your own.
Could the mediation process help you achieve your post-divorce goals? Explore all paths to resolution with a compassionate attorney. There may be a way to secure the outcome you are seeking without going to court, saving you money, time, and emotional turmoil. Share where you are today and where you want to be in the future with the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Then, you can learn about how mediation or the litigation process could support your goals. To get started, call 215-968-6602.