Factors that Affect the Length of Divorce Mediation

Factors that Affect the Length of Divorce Mediation

One of the most common questions people tend to have about divorce mediation is how long they can expect the process to take.

It’s understandable to want to get through the process as quickly as possible and move on into the next stage of your life. However, there are some factors that might extend the expected time to completion in your case.

Here’s a quick look at the factors that affect the length of the mediation process.

  • Number of assets: How many assets do you have? The more possessions you have, the longer it will take for you to get through the asset division process, even if the process is relatively amicable.
  • Complexity: It’s not just the number of assets—it’s also their complexity. Certain types of assets or accounts can be a little harder to split up. There are also issues that are more complicated to navigate than others.
  • Children: Speaking of issues that can be difficult to navigate, a mediation will almost always take longer to complete when there are children. In fact, you can expect to spend most of the time dealing with issues of child custody and support. People are often much less willing to compromise on issues involving children than issues involving finances.
  • Openness to working: If you are both open to working with each other and willing to compromise, your mediation will not take as long as if the two of you are far off on every issue and can’t stand to communicate with each other.

For more information about how long you can expect your mediation process to take, contact an experienced Long Island divorce attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.

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