The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

When people think of divorce, they tend to associate it with messy courtroom battles and intensely hostile fights. However, more often than not, couples are able to resolve their issues outside of court through alternative methods within the divorce, such as mediation. With this approach, spouses are generally able to take less time, spend less money, and achieve a divorce settlement that is far more mutually beneficial than what they might have been able to obtain through continued divorce litigation.

Below is a list of some of the most significant benefits of divorce mediation:

  • It takes less time: When your divorce goes through litigation, you have attend court and, given that courts are often overwhelmed with cases, you could end up waiting prolonged amounts of time between each court date. If you and your spouse opt for mediation, you will be able to schedule your sessions based on a time that is suitable for both of you. To make the most out of this benefit, however, it is important that you and your spouse are open to compromise. If one or both of you is stubbornly fighting over every issue and refuses to budge, reaching a resolution will not be easy or quick. Luckily, you will have the assistance of a neutral third party mediator to assist in the settlement process and your respective attorneys will be able to provide knowledgeable advice.
  • It costs less: When your divorce takes less time, you can also expect it to cost less money. The longer a case gets drawn out in litigation, the more expensive your divorce case will be. This is another reason why it is in your best interest to have an open mind when negotiating a divorce settlement with your spouse during the mediation process. No matter how much hurt feelings still exists between the two of you, chances are you would still like to save money on this process if you can.
  • It is a better option for your children: If you and your spouse have children together, it is important to nurture a more cooperative relationship with one another since you will continue to be in each other’s lives long after the dust settles on your divorce. Mediation is an inherently less hostile experience and allows you to begin working on your relationship as co-parents, which will ultimately be beneficial for your children in the long-run.
  • It keeps the details of your divorce private: If your divorce issues were to go through litigation, the details of it would be accessible to the public. For those who wish for their private matters to remain as such, mediation provides the perfect solution. The details of your divorce issues will remain completely confidential and no one other than your respective attorneys and mediator will know what took place during any of your sessions. The Mediated Settlement Agreement will be the primary document filed with the Court.

Exceptional Divorce Mediation Services in Pembroke Pines

If you and your spouse cannot continue to make your marriage work and are looking for an alternative solution to divorce litigation, you should consider mediation. At the Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura in Pembroke Pines, our skilled team provides mediation services for those who would like to avoid having to take their divorce case through the court system. Additionally, our lead attorney is backed by over 25 years of experience in family law and is a Family Law Mediator and Circuit Civil Mediator, certified by the Florida Supreme Court, so you can rest assured your case will be in good hands with us. Please remember that a mediator facilitates settlement, and your attorney provides legal guidance.

Get started on peacefully dissolving your marriage today and reach out to our law office at (954) 280-6119 to learn more about divorce mediation how we can help you.

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