Divorce can be a messy process, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re unsure how to proceed during your divorce proceedings, you might want to consider divorce mediation.
A mediator is a neutral third party that facilitates compromise between divorcing spouses. Here’s what our divorce attorney wants you to know about divorce mediation.
Avoid Losing Control
Unlike arbitration, you retain the right during mediation to disagree to a settlement. This means that you don’t have to worry about a mediator passing a ruling you don’t understand. Our divorce attorney will make sure you’re prepared before going into mediation so you know what to expect.
During divorce mediation, the mediator will try to find a resolution that works for both parties. This means that you and your ex-spouse will need to compromise to find a solution that works for both parties. Any agreement made during divorce mediation will be recorded for future reference.
Maintain Your Privacy
We understand the divorce process is stressful, which is why we often recommend mediation so you’re more likely to reach quick agreements. One of the main benefits of divorce mediation is that you are able to avoid court proceedings.
Many of our clients appreciate being able to keep private family matters out of the public eye. A mediator is trained to act neutral while settling disputes. This means that you can count on them to be honest and fair, without an agenda.
Get Help from a Neutral Third Party
By choosing divorce mediation, you don’t have to worry about being sandbagged or coerced into an agreement that isn’t fair to you. While mediators can be persuasive, they don’t work for either you or your ex-spouse. Instead, a mediator is a neutral party. We offer mediation services so you can expedite theand create a balanced outcome that doesn’t unfairly favor one party over the other.
Protect Positive Relationships
It’s easy for people to feel confrontational or defensive in a court setting, which is why we offer mediation services to our clients. Our divorce lawyer knows from experience that a neutral comfortable setting could be all you need to come up with a solution with your ex-spouse.
Since most married couples share custody of their children, it’s important that both parents be civil after the divorce. However, it’s hard to be civil when one party is resentful of the other. A mediator can help you and your ex-spouse come up with a solution that works for both of you.
If you’re interested in divorce mediation, call our attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you schedule a mediation, the sooner you could end your divorce and get on with your life. Depending on your situation, mediation may or may not be appropriate, which is why you’ll need to schedule a consultation with our divorce attorney. We’re always more than happy to help by answering any questions you might have.
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Our divorce law attorneys in Grand Rapids, MI are ready to help you through the divorce process. To request a free consultation with one of our divorce lawyers, call John Engman & Associates, P.C. at (616) 454-5222.