Divorce is a challenging and emotional process for all parties. When couples decide to part ways, they often face a myriad of issues, from property division to child custody arrangements.
These issues easily can escalate into contentious disputes. However, mediation is a viable solution that can help streamline the process even for the most sensitive of divorce issues.
Dividing assets and liabilities can be a major point of contention in divorce cases. Mediation provides a platform where both parties can openly discuss their financial preferences. A neutral mediator can help guide discussions, ensuring a fair distribution of property and debts.
Determining the well-being of children can be one of the most emotionally charged aspects of divorce. Mediation allows parents to create a parenting plan that takes into account their children’s best interests.
Maintaining effective communication between divorcing spouses can be challenging. Mediation encourages open dialogue, leading to the development of a co-parenting plan. A well-structured co-parenting plan can help ensure the children’s stability and well-being.
The emotional toll of a divorce can be overwhelming. Mediation helps to lessen the impact of stress-inducing and emotionally charged issues on both parties. It can also foster a sense of control over the outcome, as opposed to having decisions imposed by a judge.
Statistics show that as many as 6 out of every 1,000 people go through divorce each year in the United States. Other sources indicate that less than 5% of those divorces will go to trial. If you and your ex-spouse are among the many couples preferring to handle matters outside of court, mediation can be the answer.