Four Benefits of Resolving Your Divorce During Mediation
The family courts in Florida are notoriously backlogged, which is why all divorce cases must go through mediation before they enter litigation. During mediation, both parties will meet with their attorneys and a neutral mediator. The role of the mediator is to facilitate communication and compromise between the couple to resolve the issues of the divorce.
Sometimes though, divorces are particularly contentious and some people may not be willing to compromise during the mediation stage. It is important that all divorcing couples understand the many benefits of mediation, so they can try to resolve their divorce as quickly as possible.
Litigation can drag out a divorce case for months and sometimes, even years. Mediated divorces though, are often resolved in just a matter of weeks. Simple cases can even be resolved in just one or two mediation sessions. No one wants to go through a lengthy divorce process and so, mediation is often the right solution.
Litigated divorces can cost a lot of money. On top of the attorney fees and other costs spent during mediation, litigation also comes with court fees and other expenses. Everyone knows that divorce is expensive and few people want to spend more money on it than they have to. Mediation can greatly reduce the cost of divorce, which can help set you up for financial freedom once the divorce is over.
Few people want their personal affairs made public, particularly in a divorce. Court proceedings become a matter of public record and so, anyone can find them at any time they want. It is true that your family members, friends, and other people you know will likely not perform a search to find out what happened during your divorce. Still, it can provide a great deal of comfort to know that the proceedings during mediation will be kept confidential. The very nature of mediation is confidential and because the meetings are not official court proceedings, they are also not a matter of public record.
Fostering Better Relationships
Once a divorce case enters the courtroom, hostility and bitterness developing between the parties becomes much more likely. However, during mediation, you will learn to work with your spouse, which can help foster a much more peaceful relationship. This is particularly beneficial when children are involved in the divorce, as it can set the entire family up for success when it comes to picking up and dropping off children in the future for visitation.
Our Florida Family Lawyers can Represent You During Mediation
Going through mediation and resolving the issues at that time does not mean you have to give up your rights. At Eighmie Law Firm, P.A., our Port St. Lucie divorce lawyers can help. We will attend mediation sessions with you and make sure you do not agree to anything that infringes on your rights. Call us today at (772) 905-8692 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.