Many people choose mediation over litigation for a number of reasons. Continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Monmouth County divorce attorney to learn more.
What is divorce mediation?
Unlike with the litigation process, divorce mediation is completed privately behind closed doors, instead of in a courtroom. Generally, mediation is conducted with the help of a mediator who acts as a neutral third party. The mediator helps parties communicate in order to reach an arrangement. You will want to keep in mind that the mediator does not help either side or come up with a resolution. But rather, the neutral party acts as a moderator. He or she helps parties resolve their marital matters.
How does the mediation process work?
The mediation process does not concern a judge or decision-maker. Instead, each party will come to an agreement that is practical to all involved parties. Furthermore, no one “loses” in this situation. Both parties will work to reach creative solutions, which address everyone’s demands. Also, because parties will be forced to communicate to work through these issues together, it will also help in the future when unavoidable conflicts emerge.
Why should you choose mediation over litigation?
Mediation is an adaptable way to proceed through a divorce, it is usually the most popular type of dispute resolution. In many divorce law disputes, there is a lot that goes into the chosen court date. Though, mediation is flexible and can be conducted in the evenings or even on the weekends. Court appearances do not need to be months apart. Instead, participants can convene multiple times a month. Because there is plenty of flexibility in scheduling the process, it is much easier for parties to come together and reach a conclusion. Through mediation, a resolution may be found in just a few months via mediation, while many family law disputes take over a year to settle in court.
Mediation is also a favorable process is that it is much less expensive. By bypassing litigation, you will cut out many of the administrative costs related to appearing before a judge and court personnel. It is also critical to identify that the parties have more of a say in this process, too. An agreement or “ruling” is achieved by those presently affected in the dispute. While in a court appearance, it can be more difficult to go in-depth on critical issues.
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