When you end your marriage, you must first decide the process you’ll use to get divorced. Some people hire their lawyers to battle it out. Others decide to do everything outside the courts. One of the most commonly misunderstood methods is divorce mediation, which is one of the cost-effective ways to settle issues after a divorce. The cost of divorce in the United States varies from $15,000 to $42,500, according to Forbes. Divorce mediation can help you cut these costs in many ways because of how it works. Let’s take a look at why this counseling is a cost-effective solution.
Greater Chance of Success
Mediated cases improve the chances of success, and ourt cases can go either way. There are many uncontested issues that could be left out. Mediation tables all the issues, and everything is discussed in length to develop a solution. Therefore, at the end of the day, both parties can devise a win-win solution for them. Additionally, when families are given a chance to make their own decisions, there’s a great chance of adhering to those agreements, which leads to successful co-parenting.
Minimal Resources Used
Mediators use the best methods to evaluate issues and find answers to reach resolutions. They will contact financial advisors, property appraisers, and other people that could be valuable in helping couples agree. While each party will consult their attorney about their decisions, this support role’s financial impact is much less than battling everything in court. Experts in litigated cases often require months of work, investigation, and evidence approach, which wastes time and resources.
Mediation works faster when couples can agree on most of the issues. The agreed aspects will not be a subject of discussion in the mediation, which provides enough time to resolve the major differences. Couples who resolve their cases through mediation are also more likely to avoid court when future disagreements arise because they can reach agreements faster instead of waiting for a judge to decide their fate. Couples can also recover faster from emotional trauma after divorce and may have better co-parenting relationships with each other.
Mediation is a great method to settle disagreements. It’s cost-effective and leads to a better relationship between couples. Contact our team today to learn more about divorce mediation or work with a mediator.