Divorce mediation is a process that allows divorcing couples to meet with a specially-trained, neutral third-party to discuss and resolve common divorce-related issues. Mediation is typically less stressful and less expensive than a divorce trial, and it usually proceeds much faster. Divorce can be a contentious process with all sides having strong emotions. There is another option that is less hostile than a trial, more cost effective, and often leads to a positive outcome for everyone involved. It is called Mediation. The following are a few suggestions why mediation might be the right choice for your divorce…
Most Family Court Judges Order Mediation
More often than not most Family Court Judges order parties to mediation before they are allowed to continue their case in the courtroom. An estimated 75 to 85% of all divorce cases in Kentucky settle at mediation. There are many reasons to try to mediate your Family Law case. The bottom line is that mediation is generally your best bet for getting your case settled. So, why wait for the Judge to order Mediation. You can start mediation on your own. You can save money by skipping the initial court appearance and head straight to mediation. If litigation does become necessary you can still go before the Family Court Judge.
Save Time and Money With Mediation
A divorce mediator seeks to cut down on the time and expense associated with the traditional divorce process, while helping parties efficiently craft custom-tailored solutions to the issues in their divorce. Since the traditional divorce process is unpredictable, it is virtually impossible to determine how much your divorce will cost prior to its conclusion if you take it to trial. With today’s crowded court dockets, the actual time saved in mediation is likely far greater also.
Mediation is Private
A neutral, certified divorce mediator (usually a family law attorney), is trained in dispute resolution methods and will meet with both spouses and help them identify their divorce issues and find their own solutions. Spouses provide the mediator with pertinent facts and documents in advance and then will meet with the mediator one or more times to attempt to resolve all issues and create a marital settlement agreement that will be incorporated into a final divorce decree. One big plus for mediation is privacy. There are no issues and proceedings on the public record with a mediation. You do not need to air your dirty laundry in public with mediation. The confidentiality of mediation protects your privacy.
Better Outcome With Mediation
In divorce mediation, a divorcing couple works with a neutral mediator who helps both parties come to an agreement on all aspects of their divorce… A divorce mediation may result in a better long-term relationship with your ex since you will not “fight it out” in court. In mediation the parties hash out an agreement with the assistance of an individual trained to help them hash out their differences with a better outcome. Mediation studies show that there are more positive legal custody awards in mediation than in litigation. Children benefit from a stable household after divorce when parents mediate.
These are advantages to mediation. There is usually a positive emotional reaction. If the couple can make decisions themselves it is always better than to have a Judge make those decisions for them. This produces a win for both parties lots better than than a a public legal fight.
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