The decision to end a marriage can be a difficult and stressful one for everyone involved. If you have made up your mind to go your separate ways, one of the major causes of anxiety may be that you are signing up for a long, expensive and protracted legal battle. However, this does not have to be the case.
One of the most cost-effective options you can consider when settling various aspects of your divorce is mediation. Divorce mediation works when both parties, with the help of an independent mediator, resolve to work out the various aspects of their divorce and reach a settlement without involving the court. While divorce mediation offers several benefits, it is important to understand that it is not for everyone.
Here are two signs that mediation may work for you.
You know what is best for your family, and you are willing to reach for it
Divorce mediation will work if you have a strong conviction of what you believe to be right for your family. These include your children’s best interests, the desire to safeguard your privacy, the desire to finalize your divorce ASAP so you can move on with your lives and the logic of avoiding a costly court process. Basically, mediation works when you are ready to look at the bigger picture and lock your emotions out of the divorce process.
You are willing to make your own decisions regarding your future
If you are keen to take control of your future, then you might be prime candidates for divorce mediation. Mediation requires the divorcing couple to assume responsibility and ownership over decisions (like child custody, child and spousal support and property division among others) and actively pursue a settlement that works for everyone involved.
Divorce mediation is cost-effective, more amicable and time-saving. Knowing your legal options, rights and responsibilities can help you mediate your divorce successfully.