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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Divorce is generally not considered an easy experience to go through. However, there are different approaches spouses can take toward dissolving their marriage that can make it go a little more smoothly. One of these options is known as divorce mediation. Through this method, spouses can negotiate a divorce settlement with the help of a mediator and their respective attorneys. If you and your spouse are going through a divorce and would like to minimize the stress and the emotional and financial costs of going through litigation, you might want to consider divorce mediation.

Below is a list of some of the benefits you can enjoy when you opt for divorce mediation:

  • It is far less stressful: Divorce proceedings require multiple court appearances, frequent attorney meetings, and has an inherently adversarial tone. If the two of you share children, this can create some bad blood that will turn co-parenting into a bumpy road. Mediation, on the other hand, is less stressful for the whole family and helps ease tensions. Additionally, through the process of negotiating a divorce settlement, you can foster a better co-parenting relationship.
  • It is less expensive: While no two situations are alike, on average, the cost of divorce mediation is about 40% to 60% less than divorce litigation. This is due to the fact that it often takes less time to divorce through mediation. When your case goes through litigation, you are at the mercy of the court’s schedule, which can result in more costs.
  • It is more flexible: Mediation also allows for more flexibility since you and your spouse get to create your own schedule and decide when you will have your mediation sessions. This is also why divorce mediation takes less time than litigation.
  • It is private and confidential: When you dissolve your marriage through divorce litigation, you air the details of your situation in a public courtroom, allowing anyone who might be present at the time to hear the most intimate details about your life. When you choose divorce mediation, the details of your divorce will remain private.
  • It is child-friendly: In case we did not already stress this enough, divorce mediation is incredibly beneficial for children. Custody battles can be emotionally charged and sometimes this can affect them if the situation gets too heated. Through mediation, you can protect your children from having to appear in court and testifying. This is already a difficult time for them, so try to do what you can to make the situation easier for them.

Divorce Mediation in Newton & Boston

If you and your spouse are headed for a divorce, but you would like to avoid going through litigation, consider mediation as an option to dissolve your marriage as amicably as possible. At The Halks Firm, our Newton mediators have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate this process to ensure this experience goes smoothly and with minimal stress and frustration.

Get started on your divorce case today and reach out to our law firm at (781) 995-0107 to request a free initial case evaluation with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.