Mediation services can be a crucial step in the divorce process. According to Legal Jobs, 37.6% of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce and this includes same sex marriage. Since the legal accommodation of same-sex marriage has become more predominant, it’s also created the need for same-sex divorce services such as same sex mediation. Let’s learn more about same-sex mediation and how a divorce lawyer can help you.
Why Choose Mediation?
The rising popularity of no-fault divorces have encouraged many couples to seek out alternative ways to dissolve their marriage partnerships. Not every couple wants to go to court and have a judge make decisions on their behalf. This can be avoided during a no-fault divorce when mediation services are used. Mediation is a type of legal service in which each party is represented by a legal professional outside of a courtroom setting. In this setting, the details of the divorce can be discussed in a relaxed and civilized way. Often mediation is a much more effective method of marriage dissolution because it removes the intense emotions that are often associated with going to court before a judge.
How Do Lawyers Help During Same Sex Mediation?
It’s important to note that mediation services are conducted exactly the same way for same sex marriages as they are for heterosexual marriages. Every aspect of a same sex divorce is the same. A lawyer can assist during mediation by reviewing the many details of the couple’s life, finances, family, career, and any other details that are relevant. They can help each party set realistic goals for the divorce as well.
In addition to this, a divorce lawyer can also help each party see the legal implications of each choice and how those choices can affect your life later down the road.
Issues With Children
Many people are under the misconception that if children are involved in a divorce, then you must go to court to settle all questions. This isn’t true at all. You can conduct a no-fault divorce with children using only mediation services. If both parties are committed to the mediation process and trust the legal professionals they have hired, you can get through the many questions and decisions necessary to settle issues with children during your divorce.
If you are facing a same-sex divorce, and would like to learn more about mediation services, please contact us today. We are here for your legal needs.