Mediating a divorce has clear benefits for anyone with kids. You will still have to deal with each other for years to come, so mediation can help reduce conflict, making co-parenting easier.
What if you don’t have children? What if you do not care about getting along with your soon-to-be ex after the divorce? Mediation can still be a good choice. Here is why:
You will save time
While you should not rush into a divorce, there is little point in wasting time once the decision is made. If you go to court, the back and forth as you each fight for what you want can drag the divorce out.
Mediation aims to get straight to the point rather than dredging up the past. It focuses on creating an exit strategy for you both.
You will save money
Time is money. The longer you need to have legal representation, the more it will cost. If you have to settle some issues in court, it will cost more. Also, the longer your divorce takes, the longer it will be before you can give your work your full attention, which could again have financial consequences.
You will get more say
Who is in the best position to make a decision about your future — you or a judge you have just met? Judges make the decisions if you litigate your divorce. Mediating means you do not finalize your divorce until you and your spouse have reached an agreement.
These are among the reasons to find out more about mediating your divorce. This can help you determine whether it’s right for you.