Divorce Mediation Can Set You Up for Post-Divorce Success
As you go through the divorce process, you’re probably more focused on ending your relationship with your spouse than you are on how the two of you will interact moving forward.
It may be that you will never see or speak to your spouse again. But for many divorcing couples, each partner must remain a part of the other’s life for a variety of reasons, including raising children or managing estate interests.
If you do need to maintain a relationship with your spouse after divorce, mediation is a good strategy to employ. Here are just a few benefits to consider:
- You are able to avoid the hostility that comes with the courtroom setting, which could carry over into your reactions after the divorce is over.
- The divorce setting allows you to practice some communication and problem solving strategies that could help you have more positive and effective communication as you continue to coparent post-divorce.
- You are more likely to get better outcomes from your divorce. One long-term study revealed people who went through mediation got better outcomes, including noncustodial parents seeing their children more often than if they had gone to court. Better outcomes mean happier people who are less likely to have excessive post-divorce friction.
Interested in learning more about the various benefits of going through divorce mediation instead of relying on the court system? Contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.