Solutions for Separation: Why You Should Consider Divorce Mediation
When facing a divorce, you need to look out for your interests and make sure you aren’t leaving anything on the table. But your interests and those of your spouse may be more compatible than you think. Through divorce mediation, you two can negotiate an agreement that suits you both, reducing the risk of conflict down the road. From saving money to making it easier on your children to helping you move forward without regrets, mediation has no shortage of benefits, which is why you should always consider it when getting a divorce.
The myriad benefits of divorce mediation
There are a number of benefits to mediating your divorce. Mediation offers:
- An amicable process — Mediation frames you and your spouse as partners working together to find a solution you can both be happy with, rather than adversaries fighting one another for your children and assets. This is easier emotionally and psychologically, both for you and for your family. So unless you want to put serious stress on yourself and your loved ones, mediation is the best option.
- Direct control — When you mediate a divorce, you and your spouse can choose for yourselves what topics you’ll discuss, how you divide up custody and assets, and what final agreement you commit to. This ensures you won’t have to listen to instructions from a judge who doesn’t understand your personal lives or the history of your relationship. As a result, the final agreement is much more likely to meet your needs and desires.
- Quicker solutions — Not only does mediation tend to produce better solutions, but it achieves them more quickly. You and your spouse can start negotiating immediately or on the earliest day that works for you both, rather than having to wait for the next available court date. In addition to being more convenient, this further cuts down on the stress of getting a divorce.
- Lower costs — Mediation allows you to avoid the expensive process of discovery, meaning you won’t have to pay an attorney for as many services. You also will not have to cover court costs, filing charges, and other legal fees, so you’ll have more money left over for yourselves and your loved ones.
With these benefits in mind, it’s almost always worthwhile to try to mediate your divorce. Even if your spouse is so angry that you can’t imagine trying to negotiate, it’s worthwhile to give it a try. You may find that you can see eye to eye more easily than you thought and end up reaching an agreement you can both be happy with. And even if you don’t achieve a complete settlement, you might still solve some of your disagreements, making the rest of the divorce process simpler and easier.
If you are considering mediation for your New York divorce, Solutions Divorce Mediation, Inc. can help. Call us at 1.631.683.8172 or contact our Long Island office online.