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When to Choose Divorce Mediation
The divorce process is a complex one. There are numerous factors, opinions, and aspects to be handled and figured out, and many find it all to be quite overwhelming. In modern settings, mediation has been gaining ground as one of the most preferred and chosen options when proceeding.
With the assistance and guidance of the divorce lawyers at Graham Law Firm, PLLC, your divorce can be as simple and stress-free as possible. To learn more about the mediation process, or to begin mediation in your divorce, contact our team online when you feel comfortable. We are always here and ready to help.
What Is Mediation?
In a standard legally-pursued divorce (litigation), both parties retain a lawyer throughout the process. Litigation tends to be somewhat adversarial and unpredictable. This is often because a resolution is being sought by two opposing forces that are working to, in essence, “win.”
Divorce mediation takes a softer approach, where each party is represented by only themselves, and a peaceful resolution to the marriage is sought with the assistance of a neutral third party. While a mediator is always a capable divorce lawyer, legal counsel is strictly avoided. The third-party representative instead strives to keep communication open and focused, with an emphasis on neutral evaluation.
Why Should I Choose Mediation?
There are numerous reasons why mediation has become the go-to for many going through the divorce process, even beyond the staggering success rate:
- More amicable. Peaceful discussion and problem solving is proven to be far more effective and simpler for all parties involved.
- Less time and cost spent. Because the mediation process is much faster overall, you can avoid the sometimes harsh legal costs incurred by pursuing litigation.
- Less stressful. With easier and open communication, many find mediation to be a much less taxing event, which can even improve post-divorce and family relations after the fact.
- More confidential. As long as litigation is not pursued, and all aspects of the mediation process are agreed upon, there is no public record for mediation.
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