The Pros and Cons of Online Divorce Mediation
Online divorce mediation is here to stay. What became highly popular during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic remains a service offered by many mediators.
Is it right for you? Consider some of the following pros and cons.
- Flexibility: You can participate in your mediation sessions from anywhere with an internet connection, even the comfort of your home.
- Scheduling: Because you don’t have to build travel time into your itinerary, it becomes easier to schedule appointments.
- Mediator choice: With geography not being an issue you have your choice of a much wider variety of mediators (so long as they are familiar with the laws of your state).
- Maintaining distance: Divorce discussions can get heated, and if there is any sort of power imbalance in the relationship having that physical distance can be beneficial while you negotiate the issues of your divorce.
- Document sharing: Easily upload important documents in advance and share those documents digitally in your sessions.
- Technology: If you are uncomfortable with technology or video conferencing tools, this could be a daunting process if you do not have someone to assist you.
- Lack of presence: A lack of physical presence can make it difficult for you to read the room in terms of body language and how people are responding to the discussions you’re having.
For more information about what to consider before moving forward with online divorce mediation, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Solutions Divorce Mediation.