The Benefits of Online Mediation Appointments
One of the biggest trends in the legal world that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic era was the prevalence of online consultations and legal appointments. It is expected that online legal services are here to stay, long after the COVID era is over.
Mediation services also moved to primarily online during the first portion of the pandemic, and while most mediation services have moved back to allowing in-person, there will continue to be a demand for online service. Here are just a few reasons why.
Convenience: Rather than driving to an office or conference space that might be many miles away, people can attend mediation appointments from the comfort of their homes. This significantly reduces the amount of time a person has to give up out of their day to attend the appointment as it completely eliminates commuting.
Safety: Initially the safety concerns were primarily pandemic-related. But there are other safety benefits, especially if one spouse is nervous about being placed in the same room as the other.
Confidence: If there is a power imbalance in the relationship, having the session done online could help neutralize that imbalance and give the potentially dominated spouse more confidence to speak their mind. Since their spouse is not in the room, they may be less intimidating.
These are just a few examples of some of the primary benefits of online mediation services. This is a service now offered by many mediators across the nation, so if you have any interest in learning more about it, contact an experienced Long Island family lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.