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Why Should I Choose Mediation for Divorce?

A More Peaceful Outcome

When a couple decides to divorce, they often have many questions and concerns about the process. One of the most significant decisions they will need to make is how to proceed with the divorce. Several options are available, and each has its benefits and drawbacks. One option that is growing in popularity is divorce mediation. In this blog, learn why mediation might be the best choice for you and your spouse.

Greater Control Over the Final Outcome

When you go to court, you are essentially putting your divorce in the hands of a judge. You and your spouse will have very little say in the outcome. This can be frustrating, especially if you don't agree with the judge's decision. With mediation, however, you and your spouse will control the outcome. You'll be able to work together to devise a solution that works for both of you.

Mediation is Private

The court process can be very public. This is especially true if you have a high-profile case or if there is media coverage. If privacy is important to you, then mediation might be a better option. Mediation is confidential, so only you and your spouse will know what happens during the process.

Mediation is More Informal

The court process can be very formal and intimidating; mediation might be a better option if you're not comfortable with this type of environment. Mediation is more informal, so it can make the process less stressful.

Mediation is Faster

The court process can take a while, especially if your case is complex. This can be frustrating, especially if you want to move on with your life. Mediation is usually faster than going to court, so you can get divorced sooner.

Mediation is Less Expensive

The court process can be expensive. Mediation allows you to save money on court and attorney's fees.

Mediation Can Help You Stay Friends

The court process can be very adversarial. This means that you and your spouse will likely end up hating each other by the end of the process. Mediation is different. The goal of mediation is to help you and your spouse agree on the final outcome. This can help you stay friends, which is vital if you have children.

Mediation is Better for Children

The court process can be very stressful for children. If you have children, you'll need to consider their needs during the divorce. Mediation is usually better in these cases because it is less stressful and helps you and your spouse stay friends.

Get In Touch With an Attorney

These are just some reasons why mediation might be best for you and your spouse. If you're considering divorce, talk to a mediator to learn more about the process.

At Griffith, Young & Lass, our team of mediators can help you achieve a better outcome for your divorce. Learn more or schedule a consultation by calling (858) 371-5569 or visiting our website.