Divorce Mediation – How it Works
What exactly is divorce mediation? Divorce Mediation is an informal, hands-on settlement procedure utilized by couples seeking to amicably dissolve their relationship or marriage. Divorce Mediation gives couples the chance to make their own choices about dividing their assets and personal belongings. It allows both parties to reach an agreement outside of the courts, saving the time and expense associated with going to court and negotiating with a judge and his or her clerk.
There are many reasons why divorce mediation is often a better alternative to litigation. In many instances, the time and expense of litigation are an enormous drain on a family, especially if children are involved. Also, attorneys are often paid by the party against whom they have done the most fighting in recent years. When there is a lack of an experienced, adversarial process, attorneys often know what they are doing and tend to “play the part” rather than try the “hard game.” In short, litigation often does not work well for the average family.