The most common reason for pursuing a mediated divorce is the desire to avoid court altogether. When couples hire an attorney, they are at the mercy of the court system. When a couple seeks a mediated divorce, they have the ability to choose the date the divorce will be finalized. Furthermore, a couple can agree to a customized division of assets, child support, and custody without other parties being involved.
Because the divorce is not contested, the court processes are much less complicated than in a contested divorce. Couples can agree to a mediated divorce in order to expedite the divorce process.
Divorce with Dignity
Disagreements between spouses can get out of hand, which can lead to an emotionally charged divorce. When a couple is able to divorce with dignity, they are able to divorce in a calm and respectful manner, which will benefit their children in the long run. Mediation allows the couple to remain civil with each other. When people are able to divorce with dignity, they are able to peacefully resolve the issues in mediation and then are able to move on with their lives instead of living with pain and anger
Keep the Children Out of It
When couples divorce, children are often caught in the middle of the conflict between their parents. When children are involved in the divorce, they can benefit from mediation because they are not forced to testify in court, which can be traumatic for them.
Because the children are not involved in the divorce, they are able to maintain a relationship with both of their parents.
Mediation saves money
Since the only fees involved with a mediated divorce are for the mediator, mediation is much cheaper than hiring an attorney. A divorce attorney charges an hourly rate, which often adds up to thousands of dollars. The cost of hiring an attorney can make many couples feel overwhelmed.
Mediation saves time
In addition to saving you money, mediation saves you time. A divorce mediated from start to finish can take two to three months, while a contested divorce can take a year or more.
Mediation allows a couple to reach a settlement on their own terms. A couple will be able to avoid a long and sometimes painful
Divorce is never an easy process, but it is easier when you and your spouse agree on how to resolve the issues. When you and your spouse are able to come to an agreement on your own terms, you can save yourself a lot of time and money.
C4 Legal Assistance has experienced mediators on staff who can affordably and professionally guide you through the divorce process. Call us today for your free consultation – 805-858-3823.