When faced with the life-altering trauma of divorce, it’s the unanswered questions that create the most anxiety:
What will happen to my finances? Where will I live? Who will raise my kids?
What’s worse, those intensely personal questions are often answered in one of the most impersonal settings imaginable — a court of law, by an unfamiliar judge, as part of a legal process that can be both intimidating and inscrutable.
Divorce Mediation offers a solution to all of that. Spouses who have agreed to dissolve their marriage meet together in an informal setting, accompanied by their lawyers, and work together to negotiate an equitable settlement that both sides can agree to.
The process involves an impartial mediator trained and experienced in finding solutions to the complex problems of property distribution and other marital dissolution concerns. The presence of a disinterested third party also allows for difficult issues to be addressed without triggering the intense emotional responses that can accompany direct negotiations.
People often find Divorce Mediation a preferable alternative to outright litigation for a number of reasons:
Trial preparation can be extremely costly and time-consuming, meaning a litigant’s marital assets and financial stability has already been diminished by legal fees even before a trial begins.
A trial takes control of the result away from the litigants and puts it in the hands of a judge, often leaving at least one of the divorcing spouses with an unsatisfactory result, and sometimes both.
Divorce mediation is almost always a faster option, allowing spouses to quickly settle the unanswered questions about their futures and move on with their lives.
Contact our attorneys at Vaksman Khalfin to see if Divorce Mediation is right for you.