Thursday, March 18, 2010

Understanding Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is an effective alternative to court litigation for resolving disputes that arise as two people separate their lives. A mediator, acting as an impartial third party, helps couples work through the issues of their divorce to reach a mutually agreeable settlement. This is a voluntary process which allows couples to retain control over the outcome of their divorce.

What Does A Mediator Do?

The mediator helps couples identify the issues that need to be resolved, and guides each through the decision making process. The mediator remains neutral and helps keep the negotiations flowing, in order to reach an agreeable resolution for both parties.

What Are The Benefits Of Using This Approach?

It is less adversarial, time-consuming, and costly than battles waged in a courtroom. The details of your private life are kept confidential, and the emphasis is shifted towards settling disputes, as compared to finding fault. Individuals also have more control over the process, and open communication is encouraged. When couples work towards a mutual agreement, the likelihood of future cooperation is improved, and both sides can feel comfortable with the outcome.

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