Divorce is a difficult process that can be emotional and mentally stressful. Even between the most amicable of couples, the thought of going to a Florida family court and fighting over property, money and kids may not seem like something you really want to do. Thankfully, there is a better way for you to approach your divorce.
Through the process of mediation, you can resolve your divorce disputes without ever stepping foot inside the courtroom. This offers you a way to deal with various types of issues and disagreements in a way that is respectful and effective. With the help of a neutral third-party mediator, you can settle your divorce and move forward with confidence that your final agreement is fair, reasonable and sustainable for every member of the family.
Why choose mediation?
Many people are reluctant to choose mediation because they think they could never qualify for it, as they don't get along with their soon-to-be ex-spouse. In reality, mediation does not require that two people like each other to be effective. It simply requires that both parties commit to ending up with a mutually beneficial and legally sound final divorce agreement. Some benefits to this option include the following:
- A mediated divorce typically costs less money than going to court and walking through the litigation process.
- It allows both parties to have their say and work together on a final solution that suits the unique needs of their family.
- It allows both parties to avoid much of the stress and emotional trauma that can accompany a high-stakes litigation process.
- A mediated divorce takes less time to complete than a traditional divorce.
- It leads to agreements that are more sustainable and better for everyone, allowing co-parents to work together better after divorce.
Before you make any decisions about your future or your family's future, you may want to seek a better understanding of why you should consider mediation.
Protect your interests
Even with a mediated divorce, there are still many reasons why you will find it beneficial to protect your interests. After all, you will have to live with the terms of your final agreement for the rest of your life. While you want to be reasonable and cooperative, you do not have to do this at the expense of your parental rights, property rights and financial future.
An assessment of your case can help you understand if mediation is right for you and how you can move forward with the next appropriate step.