A divorce mediator is a neutral third party who will work the both of you to come to a resolution about important issues regarding your divorce proceedings.
Typically, mediation is cheaper than litigation and can help you finish your divorce quicker than a litigated battle. It has been suggested that couples who choose mediations are also more likely to agree to terms of spousal support, custody and property division because the terms were reached on their own terms as opposed to the decision of a court.
Why Should I Choose Mediation?
If you decide to go with litigation, you will need to be on a court’s schedule. The court system will tell you when to report and make decisions quickly about important issues such as division of assets. When you choose to work with a mediator though, you will be working on your time and coming to terms of your divorce in a private setting.
Mediators will not make decisions for you, but instead guide you towards the best possible solution for you and your spouse. An attorney may be present to consult with during your mediation process or you can have an attorney mediate your divorce proceedings themselves. In mediation you are able to communicate your wants and concerns more freely and reach decisions easier through a wide range of options.