Mediation One of Several Options to Keep Your Divorce Out of Court
For the majority of people going through a divorce, it is in their best interest to keep their divorce processes out of the courtroom as much as possible. Litigation can get quite expensive, can draw out for much longer than necessary and can add significantly more strain to your live and your children’s lives.
There are several divorce methods you can explore that will allow you to keep your case out of a typical courtroom setting. These include:
- Mediation: Mediation offers a setting in which couples can raise their concerns and discuss the issues of their divorce in the presence of a neutral moderator. This process is entirely confidential. The mediator does not advocate for either party, but helps facilitate discussions and encourage positive communication to make compromise and solution possible. Mediation is generally the recommended path when there are children involved.
- Negotiation: Standard negotiation involves both parties and their respective attorneys corresponding and meeting to hammer out all of the issues of their divorce. Both parties maintain control over their divorce issues without relying on a judge.
- Collaboration: Collaborative divorce involves clients and their attorneys signing agreements in which they pledge to be open and honest in all of their dealings with each other and agree to not litigate. If the process is unsuccessful, the clients then work with other attorneys to litigate.
- Arbitration: This method of divorce allows parties to appoint a neutral arbitrator who will resolve the dispute. This differs from mediation in that mediators do not make any decisions; they simply facilitate discussion.
For more information about non-litigation divorce strategies and why mediation is likely your best option, contact an experienced divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.