Who makes decisions in mediation?

Mediation is a process that couples can use to get a divorce. This process may prove to be more beneficial than going through litigation. Litigation can often become a drawn-out process. Mediation is done at the pace that the couple sets. During this process, they can meet with a third party that serves as a mediator. This mediator is neutral and aids in the process. They do not make decisions for the couple though. Instead, the couple must work together to make compromises with one another. They should talk about their marital issues and how they can come up with a solution to satisfy both parties. While it may be hard to satisfy both parties for each issue, it is something that should be worked towards. If couples cannot decide on these issues themselves, they may have to enter court where a judge is in charge of making decisions. This can be slightly nerve-wracking since the spouses will not be in control of their own marital issues, but rather would be putting the power in the judge’s hands.

How can I benefit from mediation?

During mediation sessions, couples are in a more private setting. This can encourage them to open up with one another. They may be more honest about their marital issues, which can lead to making compromises in a quicker manner. Throughout mediation, couples can meet in multiple sessions with a mediator and their lawyers. They can take as long as they need for this process. This may make it a shorter process than litigation would be. Not only can this save the spouses time, but it can also help save them money. They may not have to pay as many legal or attorney fees.

If children are involved in the family, parents can set a good example for them by going through mediation. Children can know that their parents are working together. Also, mediation may be able to preserve a healthy relationship between the spouses. This can be beneficial since they will have to continue to co-parent their children together. Their lives can be made easier if they maintain a level of respect for one another rather than fight and have a falling out.

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