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What Is Divorce Mediation?

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What Is Divorce Mediation?

What to Know About Divorce Mediation

Mediation is a method that couples who are going through a divorce use in order to solve issues. You and your spouse will need to meet with an attorney or another third party. The mediator is neutral and does not take sides. Your mediator is there to help the two of you come to decision that will work for both of you.

Signs That Indicate You Need a Mediator

You need a mediator if your spouse has already filed for divorce. There are many issues that you and your spouse will have to solve. The two of you do not need to solve those issues alone.

You should also hire a mediator if there are child custody issues. Child custody is one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. That is why many couples have to spend a lot of time in the courtroom. However, in many cases, child custody issues can be solved outside of the courtroom.

Additionally, it is a good idea to hire a mediator if there is property that needs to be divided. Your mediator can help the both of you fairly divide up your property.

Benefits of Hiring a Mediator

Mediation has many benefits. It can help you save money. It is a lot less expensive than having to go to court multiple times in order to solve issues. Many couples are able to solve all of the issues that they have through meditation.

Unlike divorce, mediation is something that is kept confidential. It is not something that will be a part of your public record. Additionally, the goal of the mediator is to make sure that every resolution is fair to both parties.

Keep in mind that there are several things that have to take place in order for mediation to be successful. Both people have to show up to the meetings. They also have to be open and willing to do their part in order to resolve issues.

If you are interested in getting mediation, contact us The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz to learn more about the process.