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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Divorce is never an easy process, but it can be especially difficult when couples rely on the courts to decide matters that are important to them. This is why divorce mediation has become increasingly popular. With the help of a mediator, couples can choose the best course of action for them relating to custody, division of assets and other important issues. As well as providing more control over how their marriage is dissolved, divorce mediation has many other benefits, including financial savings and a peaceful resolution process. Let’s take a closer look at why you should consider divorce mediation for your situation.



Financial Savings

A standard lawyer-driven divorce can range from $20,000 to $32,000. If a case goes to trial in court, litigation can range from $78,000 to $200,000. On the other hand, with mediation typically costing around $1,800-$3,500 depending on various factors such as geographic location and complexity of the case—divorce mediation offers significant financial savings for couples who are looking to dissolve their marriage quickly and peacefully.

Peaceful Resolution Process

A lawyer-driven divorce is inherently adversarial; each spouse must hire their own attorney and argue their case in court in order to get what they want out of the settlement agreement. In contrast, with divorce mediation you will remain in control throughout the entire process; you will have complete autonomy over all decisions related to your dissolution agreement and will not have to rely on a judge to make decisions that are important to you. The entire process remains private between you and your mediator so there is no worry about airing your dirty laundry in public during a court hearing or trial. Additionally, since both parties are involved in making decisions together without any external influence from judges or lawyers it creates an environment where both parties are more likely come away with satisfactory outcomes instead of feeling like losers in an adversarial battle between legal teams representing each side’s interests.


Collaborative Environment

Divorce mediation also helps create a collaborative environment where both parties can work together towards common goals such as creating parenting plans or dividing assets without having any pressure from outside sources such as lawyers or judges influencing their decision-making processes which could lead them down paths they may regret later on down the road if they make hasty decisions while under duress during litigation proceedings or trials. Furthermore since both sides have input into every decision made during negotiations it helps ensure that everyone’s interests are taken into account which helps create better long term outcomes for everyone involved compared with one party getting everything they wanted while leaving their former partner feeling resentful due to perceived injustices done against them through no fault of their own simply because one party had better access/resources than the other such as money/legal representation etc… .

Conclusion

Divorce is never an easy process but it doesn't have to be an expensive ordeal either if couples choose the right path forward by opting for divorce mediation instead of traditional lawyer-driven divorces or even worse—litigation proceedings that could cost tens of thousands of dollars or more depending on how complex things get between two parties.

—not only financially but emotionally as well since many people end up feeling like losers after going through this type of ordeal regardless if they were able to reach some sort of temporary agreement. However divorced mediated cases offer a much faster & less expensive resolution process where couples remain in control of their own destiny. While simultaneously saving you time&money in the long run. Mediation is definitely worth considering if you're contemplating a divorce!

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