Can I Avoid Going to Court During a Divorce?

Contrary to what we see in the movies, not all divorces must end up in a heated courtroom battle. Many couples see their differences and agree together to walk away. If this sounds like you and your spouse, divorce mediation might be a great choice for you.

5 Benefits of Divorce Mediation

During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a neutral third-party mediator to help negotiate your divorce. This type of process has many unique benefits:

  1. Cost savings: Mediation is often faster than traditional divorce proceedings. Plus, you and your spouse will work with one mediator, instead of two separate attorneys. This means you’ll save costs accrued from additional time and support in court.
  2. Enhanced confidentiality: Mediation prevents the details of your divorce from being released to the public. Your divorce isn’t processed through the court system, which means there are no public records of the intimate details.
  3. Full control of your decisions: A judge won’t determine the outcome of your divorce. Instead, you and your spouse will work together with your mediator to reach an agreement.
  4. Protection for your children: Some heated court cases bring along stress and anxiety that can directly affect your child’s wellbeing. When you and your spouse can work together amicably, it improves how your child processes the divorce.
  5. Improved relationships: Mediation can help protect the relationship with your spouse and extended family. This is especially helpful if you have children you’ll need to co-parent. Collaborative divorce helps build respect between you and your spouse.

Will Divorce Mediation Work for You?

You don’t have to agree on every aspect of your divorce for mediation to work for you. If you and your spouse agree to work together and openly discuss issues to reach a solution, mediation is on the table.

There are a few unique situations that require more than mediation. If a marriage includes domestic violence or there are orders of protection involved, a traditional divorce process is necessary.

Call Albin Oldner Law to Learn More About Mediation

Mediation is an alternative to traditional divorce that often helps both spouses move forward quickly. If you want to know more about mediation, call Albin Oldner Law, PLLC at 214-430-4440 or send us a message.