Every divorce is serious, however, there are times when the process is much more contentious than usual. Although you may feel that divorce mediation has no chance of working, it’s something you should at least consider. Many people are surprised at what it does for them.
Here’s why mediation can work even if you’re unable to see eye to eye on any issues with your spouse:
- You have more control over the process: When you opt for mediation, you and your future ex-spouse retain full control over all aspects of your divorce. A mediator is available to minimize tension, provide feedback and push the process forward, but they don’t have the authority to make legally binding decisions.
- There’s no family law judge: When your divorce heads to litigation, a family law judge will preside over the case. They have the power to do whatever they best see fit. Unfortunately, the decisions they make can be wrong for your family.
- You save time and money: Forget about the reason for your divorce and sour relationship for a second. Both of you should be able to agree that saving time and money is beneficial.
There’s no guarantee that mediation will work, but it’s been proven as a successful way of working through the divorce process. This holds true even when the most serious of conflicts move to the forefront.
If you find yourself moving toward divorce mediation, take the time to learn more about the process, your legal rights and what you want to accomplish. This will help you formulate a plan that puts you on the path to success.