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How can mediation benefit both parties in a divorce?

How can mediation benefit both parties in a divorce?

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After a long and arduous process to decide to start divorce proceedings, you may worry that the divorce itself will be just as frustrating.

Choosing mediation during divorce can benefit both you and your ex-spouse. Using this technique successfully can help your mental health and emotional well-being.

Save your energy and time

According to FindLaw, a third party mediator helps you both through the process. This person facilitates an honest but respectful environment where you can discuss important issues like child care and finances. Typically, this process is shorter than a litigated divorce.

Instead of a more stressful court environment, you both can talk about your problems with an impartial person guiding you through it all. The focus is not on working against the other spouse, but on collaborating and coming to a satisfactory solution for everyone. This kind of approach can save you energy and worry, especially if you have children together.

Find a custom solution

Instead of focusing on more traditional settlement agreements, you and your ex-spouse can think up custom arrangements that fit both your needs. This kind of divorce allows for different personalized agreements about topics like the family home, child care, custody schedules and even retirement. Unlike other methods, you can stay in control while discussing alternate solutions.

Keep it confidential

One worry when getting divorced may be the public nature of going through the court. In mediation, you can discuss private matters without any public legal record of what you said. For anyone who feels more comfortable keeping this matter private, mediation can be a better solution. Mediation is beneficial not only to you, but to your spouse as well.