One of the things many couples getting divorced are apprehensive about is the idea that they will have to go through a long, drawn out, emotional divorce in a courtroom. However, there are other options when it comes to getting a divorce that many people aren’t even aware of. One of the ways that a couple can stay out of the courtroom is if they get divorced through mediation.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that couples can use to work through their divorce and family law issues. There are a number of benefits to getting divorced through mediation. First, the couple getting divorced has control over the decisions that are being made. They get to decide on the division of assets, custody, and the other decisions that must be made instead of having a judge decide for them. Divorce through mediation is also generally less expensive than a litigated divorce. In addition, depending on the couple, it can take less time than a divorce that takes place in court because you can work on your own schedule instead of on a judge’s schedule. Though there are many benefits to mediation, it may not be everyone’s best bet. Mediation requires a lot of cooperation and communication between each party, which is understandably difficult for a couple getting divorced.
If you are considering filing for divorce, it is important that you consult with an experienced divorce attorney who can assess your situation and determine which options may be best for you.
If you require experienced legal representation for any of your divorce and family law matters, contact the Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. today to schedule a consultation.