Is Mediation Right for You?

Is Mediation Right for You?

Divorce mediation is becoming a more and more popular trend in divorce proceedings. As couples begin to look at divorce as closing a chapter in their lives, mediation is seen as a way to help maintain positivity between the couple.

Positives of Divorce Mediation

Mediation is the process whereby the couple negotiates a divorce between themselves, outside of the court system. A nonbiased third party is present to assist the divorcing couple in communicating their wants and needs to the other. All decisions about the divorce agreement are made by the two spouses.

In deciding whether or not mediation is right for you, it may be helpful to consider the positives of mediating a divorce proceeding.

Control Remains with the Couple

In divorce cases that go to a judge, the property of the couple is left in the hands of the court. These trials are time-consuming, expensive, and exhausting. At the end of this all, there is no guarantee that the couple will walk away with everything that they seek in the separation. In mediation, the couple can work out what they are willing to compromise on.

Saves the Couple Money

Mediation is a shorter process than a divorce trial. A mediator will charge a fee for their time, as well as the attorney fee for the lawyer drafting the legal document, but when compared with the overall cost of a trial, mediation is likely a cheaper option. There will be not serious court fees or extensive litigation costs, such as those in a heated or contested divorce case.

Family Privacy Stays Intact

The only people with access to mediation are two divorcing couple, the mediator, and the attorney. Unless it is deemed important by the court to keep private, divorce trials are open to the public. While this does not mean that the public is present, details of the divorce do become a part of public record that can be pulled up at any point.

Mediation provides another way for a couple to maintain control of their divorce and the decisions involved in divorce, rather than a mandate that is handed to them by the court. If you are seeking mediation in Texas, the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can help ensure the agreement you and your former spouse make is legal and fair to both parties.