One of the most overwhelming parts of getting a divorce – aside from the obvious emotional aspect – is where to start the process. There are a myriad of ways you can go about separating from your partner and they all have different advantages and shortcomings. Today, we’re going to focus acutely on divorce mediation and why it might be the best possible choice for you.
Today, we’re going to talk about some of the most common reasons folks choose divorce mediation and why they may be of benefit to you and your situation. Let’s jump right in!
It costs less
Mediation happens without the need to have an attorney – so the expense can be considerably less than going through courthouse divorces. Especially in a circumstance where money is tight (this is in fact, the most common reason couples get divorced), you can save tons of money and consternation by going through mediation.
It’s not as combative
The very nature of court proceedings can quickly devolve even the most amicable of divorce cases into a test of wills. Mediators help keep the stress low and will help keep everyone focused on the shared, common goal: as fair and quick of a separation as possible.
You keep control
As soon as you go to court – decision making is largely in the hands of a judge. In mediation, both you and your soon-to-be-ex control your future. So long as you’re open to compromise, you get to dictate what your separation agreement looks like, giving you the best possible chance at arriving at an outcome that makes you both as happy as can be reasonably expected.
Less stressful on Children
There’s no way to sugar coat this, but kids are the ones who often bear much of the emotional damage that comes about as the result of a divorce. There’s no scenario where it will be easy for them. However, mediation can take the edge off for sure. Co-parenting and issues of custody and visitation are much easier to negotiate with both parties in the same room being willing to compromise. In addition, it can help to avoid a long, stressful, drawn-out divorce proceeding which will help your kids get to their new normal as soon as possible.
Hopefully you found today’s blog helpful. Mediation is the answer for every situation, but it’s certainly one of the best ways to go about things in a way that arrives at quick, but thoroughly thought out results that help achieve the best possible outcome for everyone involved. If you’re looking for a Tampa Divorce Mediator, give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!