The primary benefit of divorce mediation is the lack of litigation. There are no judges or courts involved, and the decision on the divorce settlement is made by both parties. However, the process does have its drawbacks, including its lengthy process. Many spouses prefer to delay their divorce due to health insurance issues, or other personal reasons. The good news is that divorce mediation is fast, inexpensive, and low risk. Here are some of the other benefits of divorce mediation.
The mediator will work out what issues are important to the parties and establish the ground rules of the mediation. The two parties will also sign a confidentiality agreement, which states that the mediator may not discuss the details of the divorce in court. The mediator will also establish rapport with the participants and go over the basics of divorce. If the couple is unable to come to a decision, the mediator will ask questions and clarify matters. If the divorce does not involve financial issues, the mediation is unlikely to be successful.