Getting a divorce is emotionally difficult enough, but to add the excessive costs and complexities of the legal proceedings into the mix, it's enough to cause any divorcing spouse to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, for couples who choose to mediate their divorces, they'll be able to prevent a lot of stress, while saving a tremendous amount of money and time in the process.
For many couples, mediation is the preferred method for bringing their divorces to a close. Mediation allows for negotiating the financial and child custody aspects of the divorce process so that couples can reach a peaceful, out-of-court settlement agreement. It works particularly well for spouses who have children because it helps support a friendlier relationship between two exes who will need to remain co-parents and will need to be able to work with each other for many years into the future.
Another benefit of mediation is the fact that couples get to stay in control of the entire process. Indeed, if both spouses don't agree to the mediation, the settlement will not occur. Mediation also allows for more confidentiality when spouses are concerned about their privacy.
Then there are the benefits for the children: Since mediation is a peaceful process, it often protects children from the worst aspects of parental conflict that can occur in a contentious, litigated divorce.
If you and your soon-to-be ex can see the wisdom behind mediating your divorce, you might want to reach out to the legal team at our State College law firm. We are available to speak with you about your divorce to determine if mediation is right for you.