The divorce process can be an exceedingly difficult time in a person’s life, resulting in hostility, stress, and a feeling of vulnerability. However, there is an alternative to the litigation often bred by the mounting reluctance between parties to cooperate with each other. That alternative is mediation.
For willing couples, divorce mediation can be a more cost-effective process than following the traditional procedures to obtain a divorce from one’s spouse. Mediation can also be beneficial to the parties in that the mediator—a neutral third party trained in negotiation—will help the parties establish productive communication and encourage them toward a respectful resolution of their divorce, support or custody matter. A mediator does not provide legal advice, as the purpose of mediation is to help each party without bias, streamlining the process in a less adversarial manner than might occur during regular divorce litigation. However, at the conclusion of the mediation process, the mediator can and will prepare agreements for presentation to an attorney of each spouse’s choosing, who will then advise and take the final steps necessary to obtain a divorce decree.
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