One of the most frequented forms of alternative dispute resolution is mediation. Mediation is often used when a couple is trying to get a divorce, two parents are looking to create a parenting plan, or work through any number of family law issues. There are many benefits to mediation, which is why so many people opt for this method.
First, mediation is generally more peaceful than other types of divorce. You can stay out of the courtroom and sit down with an experienced mediator, as well as your respective attorneys, to effectively communicate about the matters at hand. Open lines of communication allow both sides to state their feelings and have their voices heard. It is important that both sides are willing to cooperate and actually listen to the other party in order to make mediation work. Another benefit of mediation is that it allows the couple to stay out of a courtroom.
Not only is mediation more peaceful, it is also usually more cost effective and takes less time than a litigated divorce. Due to the fact that the couple can stay out of the courtroom, they also have a lot more control over their divorce, and ultimately their future. The judge isn’t going to know if there is a certain sentimental value on an asset and may give it to your spouse because they don’t know. In mediation, you would be able to discuss that item with your spouse and have a better chance of getting it.
These are just a few of the benefits of getting a mediated divorce, so if you believe your marriage may be coming to an end, speak with an experienced divorce attorney to see what your best options may be.
Ross and Calandrillo, LLC is a full-service divorce, family, and real estate law firm in Mountainside, New Jersey. For strong legal representation in all of your family law matters, contact Ross and Calandrillo, LLC to schedule a consultation.