We talk about divorce mediation often in our legal blog because we believe in the process and have witnessed its many benefits. If you are new to our blog and do not know much about this process, you will find some of its advantages below.
- Less expensive than a traditional divorce in most cases
- Often results in less anxiety and stress for all parties
- May conclude faster than a litigated divorce
- Offers spouses control and flexibility in settling their divorce
- Maintains your family’s privacy
- May be easier for the children of divorce
As you can see, these benefits offer value to both spouses and usually reduce hardships for all family members.
What are the downsides to divorce mediation?
Although divorce mediation is appropriate in a large variety of situations, it does not always work for all couples. You can determine whether your circumstances could benefit from mediation by learning about some of the disadvantages the process may have.
- If divorce mediation fails, you must start all over litigating your divorce or using another form of alternative dispute resolution such as collaborative law.
- In marriages where one spouse is assertive while the other is timid, mediation could worsen matters because unassertive spouses may have trouble fighting for their rights.
- If domestic abuse or violence is an issue, abused spouses might not acquire an appropriate outcome because they may be afraid to speak candidly.
If you are still uncertain about how to proceed with your divorce, a legal professional can any questions or concerns you have. You can also discover more about mediation by continuing to review our website content.