Couples seeking a divorce are generally at odds with one another and may have a lot of conflict between them. Despite this conflict, it is sometimes easier emotionally to settle a divorce without litigating the matter. Settling a divorce out-of-court can be less stressful, more cost-efficient, and less time-consuming for all involved. Mediation is a potential option for couples who are looking to settle their divorce rather than litigate.
Through the mediation process, a couple will work with a mediator to resolve their divorce issues, which could include child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. The mediator is a neutral third-party and is not a decision-maker. Instead, the mediator serves as a facilitator who leads discussions between the divorcing couple. Mediation is most successful when the parties are represented by attorneys. If a couple is unable to resolve all of their divorce issues through mediation, then they have the option to litigate their remaining issues.
The benefits of settling divorce out-of-court
Many couples benefit from settling their divorce out-of-court. In fact, some may find they are more satisfied with the outcome of their divorce because they had a larger say in the process. Settling out-of-court can also open the door to more productive communication between the spouses, which can be important, especially if the spouses will be co-parenting a child together. To learn more about divorce and the different options, we encourage you to explore our firm’s website for further information.