Divorce Mediation has a Number of Benefits
On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Divorce on Friday, February 17, 2017.
Because of the number of cases in family law court, divorcing couples in Florida are required to go through the divorce mediation process. The mediation process can be beneficial, however, as it allows divorcing couples the opportunity to resolve divorce-related issues in a manner that can be less costly and less divisive. The mediation process can also be a faster process when compared to litigating a divorce. Another advantage is that the mediation process provides more control over the process for the couple rather than having the family law court make decisions for the couple.
Overall, the divorce mediation process has four primary advantages. The divorce mediation process allows the couple to settle divorce-related issues, including property division, alimony, child support and child custody, more efficiently which can be quicker and less costly. Saving money is another potential benefit of divorce mediation but it is important to keep in mind that the mediation process may not only lead to quicker and less costly divorce outcomes, it can also be a more amicable way to work out differences because couples work together to resolve concerns and disputes rather than fighting things out.
The collaborative nature of mediation allows the parties to have more control over the process to arrive at decisions that are best for them and their family. It allows couples to negotiate and settle on concerns such as asset division, among others. If the family law court does need to make important determinations for the couple and family, it seeks to achieve a fair outcome and whatever is in the best interests of the children.
Overall, the family law process provides a wealth of resources for divorcing couples to help them through a challenging time, including mediation. Couples are always encouraged to reach resolutions themselves but when they are unable to, the family law process provides help and guidance.