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Good Reasons For Mediation!

Solve Problems Together

Mediation provides a calm, reflective setting for settling personal matters.

Successful mediation can create positive momentum between parties as they move on with their lives. You have an opportunity to be heard.

In closing, in contrast to court, where you won't get to talk to each other, the divorce mediation procedure offers both the setting and support you may need to communicate directly. This is critical because this is the time when parties often are avoiding each other, have stopped talking, and are not sharing information. Instead of a fight, in mediation it's a conversation.

You control the outcome and achieve the results you want

In mediation, the parties identify common interests and frame solutions to suit their own needs and concerns. In mediation, the parties can achieve the results they want, and avoid undesired consequences. Mediation allows parties to control outcomes in ways that courts are unable to do. As opposed to having some third party, whether attorneys or a judge, make crucial decisions about your family, you keep control of what happens in your life. Courts can tell you how much money you will get. They don't help much with acknowledging emotions, improving communication, or solving your problems. 3. Help Children Cope.

Help children cope

Through mediation, court battles involving children can be avoided.

Mediation Preserves Confidentiallity

Mediation is private and confidential. Court records and proceedings are open to the public.

Honor your commitment

Since it's the solution you both have come up with, you both have ownership of the outcome. There is less need to worry about enforcement.

Begin the healing

Inevitable result of a court battle, whatever the financial outcome, involves blame, bitterness, and damaged relationships. What you do now will color what kind of relationship you have five years from now. If you go to court through litigation now, instead of working it out, unresolved differences later on down the line most likely will come up. Likely once again you will pay a lot of money and spend a lot of time resolving the issue going to court. If you learn to communicate through mediation, mediation most likely will be the way you will go when other situations arise.

Save time

Using Litigation, Court proceedings can take months or years to reach a conclusion.

Feel Proud of how you handled your divorce

You can do your divorce in a different way than you did your marriage. You can close the door of the marriage gently rather than slam it shut.

How will your children remember this time? In mediation, you are able to get through this with your self-respect intact. You'll be able to say you didn't run from the issues. You spoke up. You listened. You stayed at the table, out of your commitment to yourself and your family. You did this in a way that didn't betray your values.

Save Time, Money, and Emotional Strain

When both parties agree to work together, the costs, including time, money, and emotional costs, are considerably less than those of a typical contested divorce.

With mediation you are better equipped to move on

Most experts will advise you that moving on is not easy. Even with minimum stress this process is out trying. Doing it your way, on your time, helps to reinforce control of ones being. Building confidence, while maintaining a relationship with the co-parent, will begin to build a strong independent foundation for not only you, but also your partner, and your family for a life time to come.

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