Divorce Mediation Can Be Easier On Your Children
Divorce can be emotionally traumatic for all parties involved, from the spouses ending their marriage to the children who will have their lives upturned.
A drawn-out litigation process will only exacerbate the emotional toll on everyone. Therefore, it’s in the best interest of both you and your children to give mediation a shot.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Less adversarial: Courtroom litigation is a more confrontational and adversarial process that can lead to more fighting and more hard feelings over the outcome. It can truly bring out the worst in people, and your children are much better off not seeing you in that situation.
- Control: Mediation allows both of you to take more control over the outcomes of your divorce. This takes decisions regarding your children out of the hands of the court system.
- Child-focused: You know your children better than the courts. Throughout the mediation process, you can both serve as advocates for your children. In a standard litigated divorce, there is no specified child advocate other than the basic standard that decisions must be made that are in the best interests of your children.
- Focus on the future: During litigation, the focus tends to shift to the past, and the mistakes and transgressions that led to your divorce. Mediation and the control it provides sets you up for greater success for future co-parenting.
- Inexpensive: Mediation is much more cost-effective than litigation. This leaves both parties with more money for themselves and for your children to move forward into your new lives.
For more child-focused reasons to give mediation a legitimate chance, contact an experienced Long Island attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.