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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION?

Mediation helps spouses shed their role as a couple while helping them continue their role as parents.  One of the most difficult aspects of separation or divorce is going from one family unit to two family units.  Parties learn to evaluate the difficulties in making this transition, including how to assess current financial position and how to address future financial needs.   Through cooperative effort and the assistance of the Mediator, couples negotiate their own agreement that often produces creative solutions to the new and changing needs of two families.  The development of these important skills often assist the parties in dealing with future issues.

  • Mediation helps parties communicate in a helpful and appropriate fashion to civilly achieve the goal of separation or divorce.
  • Mediation allows the parties to control the outcome by making their own decisions without the restrictions of the legal process dictating terms of settlement.
  • Mediation allows the interests of all affected parties to be explored and an agreement customized so that all needs are addressed.
  • Mediation is flexible, allowing for creative solutions to common problems.
  • Mediation is focused on the future, rather than dwelling on the unhappy issues of the past.
  • Mediation helps minimize potential trauma to any involved children by allowing them to see their parents working together to ensure their best interest.
  • Mediation is confidential; personal and financial matters do not need to be publicly disclosed.
  • Mediation takes significantly less time than the traditional legal route to separation or divorce.
  • Mediation costs significantly less than the traditional divorce litigation.
  • Mediation results in higher compliance with the agreement and less post-separation/divorce legal action.

 

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