Mediation Can Be an Ideal Solution After Long-Term Marriage
If you’ve been married a long time, it can be a bit overwhelming to suddenly find yourself going through a divorce. There is a lot of emotional turmoil that goes with that process, not to mention the financial upheaval associated with it.
If you’ve been married for an extended time, you’ve likely significantly commingled your assets, which can make the asset division process more complex. You may still have some separate property, but the longer you’re married the more difficult it is to untangle it.
In such a situation, here are a few reasons why mediation can be a better option than going with standard divorce litigation:
Control: You have much greater control over the outcome of the divorce when you go through mediation, as the decisions are not being relegated to a judge who doesn’t know either of you personally.
Complexity: Mediation is a better setting for handling complex issues because it allows for frank and open negotiation and communication. The formal nature of the courtroom setting and the potentially high-conflict nature of such proceedings does not make it particularly ideal for working through issues with a lot of nuance.
Communication: Sure, you’re getting divorced, but the fact is you were married for a long time. The mediation process is one more chance for you to work on your communication, which could be important if you have children together or anything else that might require you to stay in touch even after you’ve separated from each other’s lives.
For more information about the benefits of mediation, contact an experienced Long Island attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.