Choosing to use a third-party mediator to help you and your ex-spouse sort through the details of your divorce can have benefits that extend even past the divorce proceedings.
Here are a few of the lasting benefits you could gain by choosing this method.
One of the main benefits of mediation its affordability. Because mediation sessions happen outside of court, you and your ex-spouse can avoid paying excess court fees.
This will help cut costs to make the transition into your new financial situation a little easier after the divorce. With more money in your pocket, you’ll have an easier time paying for a new place to live, a new car to drive or the new expenses of daily life.
Transition more quickly
Dwelling over divorce proceedings for too long keeps you from transitioning into the next chapter of your life. This can cause you to feel bitter and make it more difficult to reach a positive mental state.
The mediation process can help you get through your divorce proceeding more quickly because mediators tend to have more scheduling flexibility than courts. Sessions are timed to keep both parties focused on reaching the goal of the session by its end. The faster you’re able to get through your divorce, the happier you’ll be for it on the other side.
If you and your spouse have a child together, you certainly haven’t seen the last of each other after divorce proceedings are over. Choosing to sort through your divorce by using mediation can help the two of you practice compromising.
This will be useful as you in the future when you coordinate scheduling together and lean on one another to help with childcare. Modeling a positive co-parenting relationship will also do wonders for your child’s ability to transition into the divorce and learn how to have healthy relationships.
Learn more about mediation
To learn more about your options for choosing a mediator or how to set up mediation sessions, contact a Family Law attorney for help. A lawyer can sit with you through mediation sessions to help ensure that you are making fair agreements that work for you and your child.