Why Choose Divorce Mediation

Couple looking doubtful during therapy session as therapist is gesturing at themGoing to court to obtain a divorce can be a lengthy, costly process.  In addition, it can also result in a decision you don’t like but will have to abide by.  Most family lawyers will encourage you to reach an agreement with your partner and only recommend going to court as a last resort.

So why should you choose divorce mediation instead of going to court?

For one, it’s faster.  Discussing an issue with your partner in front of a mediator often means that the issue is resolved right there and then. It’s much faster than

  • Talking to your lawyer about the issue
  • Waiting for your lawyer to draft a letter to your partner’s lawyer
  • Waiting for your partner’s lawyer to talk to your partner before responding to your lawyer
  • Waiting for your lawyer to tell you what your partner’s response is

All of this can take a while – and if you imagine that you’re not happy with your partner’s response to your query, you can start this dance all over again. Having a face to face discussion – even if it’s difficult and at times emotional – is a much quicker way of getting through your divorce.

Using mediation for your divorce is not just faster, it’s also cheaper. When you’re divorcing, there are many issues that need to be resolved – from how your children are looked after to the question of where you will each live after the divorce and how to divide your finances. If you need legal assistance to resolve each issue, charges will soon start to add up.

In a mediated divorce, the mediator will direct you to resolve many of these issues yourself, thereby keeping the cost of your divorce down.

And one final point about divorce mediation that is just as important as speed or cost: reaching an agreement with your partner through mediation will often help you have a better relationship after your divorce and will make the divorce easier on your children. In addition, it will also give you a measure of closure and allow you to move on with your life more quickly than if you argue your way through the courts.

Mediation is a proven way to a less stressful divorce.
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