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What is mediation, and why consider it for your divorce?

On Behalf of | May 23, 2022 | Divorce |

Married couples in Nebraska expect their marriages to last. However, things happen and people get divorced. If you’re heading down that road, you might want to consider divorce mediation.

What is divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process that takes an alternative to a traditional court divorce proceeding. When married couples agree on all or most aspects of their split and are willing to work together to settle everything, it’s a good option that can work. A neutral third party meets with the couple to help them work through any matters of concern. At the end of divorce mediation, the couple can reach a settlement that is satisfactory for both parties.

What are the benefits of divorce mediation?

If you and your spouse have decided that divorce is your only option and you’re willing to work together, you might want to consider mediation. There are several benefits of divorce mediation. One is that you and your spouse remain in control of the proceedings. Because you’re working together, you determine how your divorce progresses and decide on the eventual settlement.

Divorce mediation puts you in a good position for negotiating with your spouse on a number of issues. Even after your divorce, you will have to compromise on certain matters such as child custody and visitation.

Both parties get to save time and money with mediation. It helps you finalize your divorce sooner and is much cheaper than traditional court divorce.

When you and your spouse agree to use divorce mediation to settle things in your divorce, you are both benefiting your children. Mediation allows you to avoid all the bitterness and fighting that often occurs during traditional divorce. Your children are shielded from this when you use mediation to end your marriage.

Mediation might be the best thing for you and your family if you and your spouse have agreed that you want a divorce.