Is Mediation Right for You?

contract-408216_1280If you are facing divorce, you may be overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make. You may not be fully aware of all your options, which is important. Knowing all your options can save you a lot of money and stress. Mediation is one of those options.

The Process

The mediation process involves spouses meeting with a mediator who helps the two converse on issues of the divorce. This person’s job is to aid in the settlement of disagreements. This person is not an attorney for either party; the mediator is a separate individual who is merely there to help resolve problems. Once decisions are made, the attorneys then draft those agreements to be submitted to the court.

This process can help keep you and your spouse out of litigation. It encourages better communication and swifter resolutions. It is also a more flexible option so that you and your spouse have some say in the decisions. Nothing is perfect, however; there can sometimes be disadvantages to choosing mediation. If one spouse is abusive, meeting for mediation may not be a good idea. If there are suspicions that one spouse is concealing information, going to court may be necessary.

How to Know if Mediation is Right for You

Mediation has the potential to be of a great advantage to you. However, there are some cases in which it’s not the best option. One of the first things you can do to explore this choice is speak with an attorney. After evaluating your case, he or she can tell whether mediation might be possible, or a good idea. It is also a good idea to discuss it with your spouse. If you and your spouse are still able to converse without incident, or heavy argument, then you might be suited for mediation.

Is mediation right for you? Find out. Contact us at Miller Law with all your questions about how to make your divorce easier and more affordable.

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