This Is Why Marriage Mediation Could Be The Answer For You
When a marriage breaks up everyone loses. The breakup will affect both spouses and any children involved. The best thing to do is to settle everything as amicably as possible quickly so that everyone can move forward with their lives. Marriage mediation provides a very good way to do this.
A lot of people will immediately think of using lawyers and the legal system to end their marriage. The problem is that litigation usually fuels conflict between the parties and it usually becomes a bitter, long drawn out process where nobody wins. So we will take a look at the benefits to you of using marriage mediation here.
Marriage Mediators are experienced
When you use a marriage mediation service a single mediator will be assigned to you who has experience and knowledge about marital breakups. They will have mediated a number of divorce cases and will be aware of most of the issues that you are facing.
There is a very good chance that you will be able to end your marriage successfully by using marriage mediation. Mediators are able to assist in the total resolution of more than 80% of the cases that they deal with.
You will save Money with Marriage Mediation
Divorce can be a really expensive business especially if you hire divorce lawyers and go through the courts. These days you can expect to pay around $20,000 – $30,000 if things go smoothly. If the divorce case is bitter and has a number of complexities then you could pay as much as $200,000.
With marriage mediation you only have one mediator to pay and not two divorce attorneys. It will cost you a lot less to end your marriage and you can expect to pay anywhere within the region of $5,000 to $9,000. You can then spend the money that you have saved on your future and take good care of your children.
Your Marriage settled faster with Marriage Mediation
It is common for a divorce to only take between one and four months with marriage mediation. If your case is particularly complex or there is a lot of conflict then it will take longer but the mediator is there to assist with these issues. With mediation it is really up to you how long everything takes.
With litigation you have no control over how long it will take to settle your marriage. The two lawyers will spend a lot of time going back and forth and after that you will have to wait for a date from the courts. It is not unusual for a litigated divorce to take years.
You have greater Flexibility with Marriage Mediation
You can basically explore anything with marriage mediation. Maybe you want to discuss a different parenting solution or maybe a creative financial solution. Your mediation sessions will allow you this flexibility so that you both end up with a mutually beneficial agreement that is workable.
Marriage Mediation sessions are Private
Everything discussed in your marriage mediation sessions are totally confidential. Even if you use a marriage mediator and then switch to litigation the courts cannot use the files of your mediation sessions.
When you go the legal route and end up in court everything will be in the public domain. Anyone can look at court records and find out everything about your case. A lot of people do not realize this until it is too late.
Children come First
If you have children then your mediator will ensure that they consider their needs first. Most parents would want this to be the case. Although the courts will always say that they have taken the same view it is not always the case in reality.
Our experienced mediators are here to help you reach an amicable and speedy settlement of your marriage. You can learn more about our marriage mediation services here.