In California, there’s a rise in people turning to divorce mediation rather than immediately hopping to litigation. Today, we at Christy, Keith & Donnell Family Law Group, P.C., will discuss how mediation can hold numerous benefits for every party involved.
First of all, mediation is useful for paving the road toward the future. No one wants to stay embroiled in a spat with an ex-spouse, especially if there are children involved. Through mediation, many couples are able to solve their biggest problems and move on.
Second, mediation is a fair but more personal way of dealing with things than if you were to go through the court. The court’s job is to be bias-free, but they are simply there to reach a decision. Mediators will spend more time getting to know the involved parties, their history, and the details of their situation. This allows them to work with you on a more personal level with better functional knowledge than any court would have.
Finally, mediation takes some of the struggle out of the hardest parts of divorce. This can include figuring out how you want your assets divided or determining child custody or visitation arrangements. With a mediator, you may be able to work out your disagreements and come to a conclusion that has your child’s best interest at heart.
While divorce mediation is not an option that all families can utilize for situational reasons, it can work well for some. You might want to start by taking a look at our web page on mediation, linked above, for more information.