Divorce mediation is about three people: you, your spouse and a third party – the mediator. The mediator does not work for either party and may not give either party advice, but is there to guide you through the process.
- Mediation is much less expensive than a trial or series of hearings.
- Mediation usually settles all issues in your divorce, such as distribution of property; child custody; retirement, and taxes.
- Mediation allows you and your spouse to decide what is best for your family.
- Instead of the courts being in charge of your lives, you and yourspouse are in control.
- The mediation is confidential with no public record of what happens in your sessions.
Mediation can work for almost all couples and should be a consideration in a divorce. Of course, you may also choose to have attorneys work with you and your mediator.