Divorce mediators find themselves working with people from a number of different areas. In many cases one person or both partners may come from a foreign country and own property there. As well, there can also be spiritual or cultural traditions that form an important element in the case resolution. When you’re dealing with a mediator he will be able to take all of these factors into account. When you’re in front of a judge, however, it’s a different story.
A divorce or separation is definitely a time of stress for everybody involved. There are legal issues to handle and in the midst of this confusion there may also be international traditional family values that shouldn’t be ignored. When it’s time to get a divorce and you decide to follow a traditional litigation process, your values and beliefs won’t hold as much significance as they would with a mediator.
When you choose mediation you’ll be able to save significant lawyer fees and will also be able to come to an agreement that is tailor-made to suit the reality of the emotional, geographic and financial situation. Both parties will be able to discuss things and work out solutions successfully.
If there is international property involved, this can also be addressed by a mediator. An international parenting plan is often a useful written instrument in helping divorcing couples live in different continents if necessary. No matter what type of international issues may be involved with the case, the mediator can work with them. He also has resources available that he can turn to in cases involving international concerns.
When you do have issues that are more complicated due to international situations, it’s always best to turn to a professional and experienced mediator to help work out the solutions. These types of divorces and separations may require specialized solutions and a mediator with a lot of experience will be able to offer the services you need.
Mediation involving international issues will provide the following benefits:
- Avoid the high costs of litigation
- Determine asset distribution (including international assets) in a fair and equitable manner
- Ensure that both parties have an equal say during the process
- Less stress
- More flexibility in terms of parenting time
- Improved cooperation and communication between the parties
- Everything is kept 100% confidential
- Cultural and religious concerns can be taken into account
- Both parties get the final say
It’s easy to see why mediation has become so popular these days. There is a lot more flexibility when you work with a mediator and it will cost a fraction of what you would have to pay a lawyer to protect your rights during a divorce. You deserve to have your say when a marriage is dissolving and the best way to see this occur is through a mediation process with an experienced and professional mediator. At Santa Clara Divorce Mediation, we have the expertise and experience to help you work through any and all international issues.