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5 ways you can benefit from divorce mediation

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2018 | Uncategorized |

When most people think of divorce, they imagine endless hours spent communicating with and through divorce lawyers and fighting over every single detail. However, it does not have to be this way. You may even know someone in Pleasanton who had an easy divorce process.

Many separating couples find sanity through the use of mediation. In general, the process of mediation helps two parties resolve conflict and reach accord on otherwise contentious matters. It also helps keep the decision-making process in the hands of the two people whom the divorce will affect most. If you opt for divorce mediation, you will not have to depend on a judge to make decisions on your behalf. This is only one of many benefits of divorce mediation.

Less expensive

Typically, mediation is less expensive than going through the traditional divorce process. While you and your future ex-wife can still hire your own respective family law attorneys, you also have the option of only hiring a mediator to take you through the process. In addition, you will also be able to avoid paying expensive court fees.

Faster results

Another benefit of mediation is that you can set your timeline for dealing with the issues. You don’t have to wait for available court dates months down the road. With just a few sessions, you and your ex might be able to resolve the entire divorce and get on with your lives. Reaching a fast resolution might help offset any anxiety you might feel about the divorce process.

More scheduling options

Many mediators have the flexibility to at least partially work around your schedule. In fact, you may be able to wrap up your divorce with only minimal interruptions in your work schedule. By choosing divorce mediation, you will not be tied to the tight operating hours of the courts or fight simply to get a place on the judge’s docket.

Increased stability

If you have children, you and your future ex will have to continuously communicate in order to effectively co-parent. Divorce mediation could be the first major step toward having a more stable relationship and better communication skills. You will need both of these in order to coordinate your individual schedules in order to meet your children’s needs.

If you are considering divorce, mediation might be a viable option for you and your spouse. Whether you opt for mediation or another alternative dispute resolution, be sure to examine all various methods and decide which will be more beneficial to your specific situation.


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