10 reasons to Choose Mediation Over Litigation

Divorce mediation is about you and your soon to be ex-spouse deciding your own divorce and what works best for you both and most importantly, your children. In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party, the mediator, and with their help, you work through the conflicts and issues you need to resolve so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably and cost effective as possible.

In mediation, the couple, with the help of the mediator, works out agreements on issues and conflicts. Sometimes agreements come easy, sometimes they take time and a lot of work. When agreements are hard to reach, that is when the mediator intervenes. It is the mediators job to keep the lines of communication open, brainstorm ideas, reality test the couple, teach empathy and assist the couple in their decision making process.

In divorce, no one wins. So wouldn’t you prefer to settle things peacefully and amicably? Here are 10 reasons to choose mediation as opposed to litigation.

  1. Mediation puts the children first and foremost.
  2. Mediation is more peaceful and focuses on solutions that are beneficial to both parties.
  3. Mediation takes less time than litigation and is more efficient.
  4. Mediation is more cost effective than hiring attorneys
  5. Mediation is empowering and fair, you and your spouse are in complete control of the future.
  6. Mediation has a higher rate of compliance
  7. Mediation results in more thorough and practical agreements
  8. Mediation is a more dignified and personalized experience
  9. Mediation is more convenient and flexible
  10. Mediation is a private and confidential process.