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Exploring mediation as an approach to divorce resolution

On Behalf of | May 6, 2024 | DIVORCE - Divorce |

Unlike what many people may think, divorce is not a one-way path, with traditional litigation paving the way. There are alternative ways to approach divorce while minimizing conflict and reaching amicable resolutions. One of these alternative methods is mediation.

The reasons behind mediation’s popularity

These days, mediation has become a popular tool for conflict resolution in divorce proceedings since it offers a more amicable and collaborative approach to resolving divorce issues compared to traditional litigation. With this method, parties have more control on the divorce terms, such as property division, child custody and spousal support, among others, and often enjoy mediation’s time efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Mediation also tends to preserve a better relationship between the parties, which especially important when children are involved.

When mediation may not work

Mediation may not be effective if there is an imbalance in power dynamics between the parties, which usually exists in cases with a history of domestic violence. The method may also not work if one party is uncooperative. Mediation requires both parties to be somewhat reasonable and willing to compromise for the approach to be effective. Otherwise, the court may have to intervene and decide for the parties instead.

Find which shoe fits you best

Each case is unique, and what works for one situation may not work for another. Hence, it is essential to explore all approaches, including alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, to find divorce solutions tailored to your needs. This is possible through proper research and the guidance of a reliable legal representative knowledgeable on various divorce solutions.