When most of us think of divorce, we think of custody battles, endless legal filings, and costly court proceedings. The whole process of divorce can seem more daunting, and perhaps even more painful, than the emotional aspects of a marriage’s dissolution.
But what if there was another way? Another, more peaceful and cost effective way.
There is: mediation.
Not every divorce is contested. If both parties agree that the marriage should end, it is a much simpler process than when one seeks to prevent the divorce, or when it is necessary to assign fault to one partner or another. What remains for the spouses is to agree on the division of property, potential alimony allocation, and child related issues including but not limited to child support and parenting time.
By meeting with a divorce mediator, such as one of our experienced family law attorneys, couples can work out the terms of their divorce face-to-face. The mediation process can save divorcing couples time, money, and heartache.
Once an agreement is reached by both parties, an attorney can assist the parties with drafting the terms of their agreement and the necessary joint petition documents to present to the court.
If you believe that divorce mediation is right for you or if you would like to learn more about the process, please contact our office to speak with an attorney.