What are the Benefits of Mediation?

The Advantages of a Peaceful Option

Mediation offers couples going through a divorce a more peaceful option at achieving a resolution for their issues, but you might not realize that it provides other benefits, as well. From saving time to saving money and more, here are some of the benefits of divorce mediation.

Savings of Time

Divorce can take a lot of time from start to finish, but choosing to use mediation for your divorce has the potential to save you some time compared to traditional litigation. Going to court for divorce can lengthen the process; from scheduling hearings to rescheduling days in court for various reasons, how much time you spend in litigation can add up quickly. With mediation, however, you and your spouse have the opportunity to cut into that time, ultimately preventing your divorce from lasting longer than it needs to.

Savings of Money

At the same time, saving time means saving money, as well. Going through litigation and adding time to your divorce ultimately adds more court costs and attorney fees. Mediation, on the other hand, allows you and your spouse to save money as you come to an agreement. With less time spent in the courtroom comes a greater opportunity to save money throughout a normally costly process.

The Benefit of Privacy

Mediation allows you and your spouse a greater deal of privacy than you would have through traditional litigation. What you, your spouse, and your mediator discuss within your sessions stays within that group of people, whereas going to court means more eyes are on you and your spouse as you discuss sensitive topics.

The Benefit of Control

Mediation also provides you and your spouse with more control over the process and the final outcome. With mediation, you control how many sessions you have, what issues you discuss, and how you come to an agreement; in fact, the agreement you create is ultimately something that you and your spouse make with the facilitation of your mediator. Litigation, on the other hand, may mean less control over the final outcome, especially if the court decides issues for you.

Ready to Try Something New?

Mediation may be a new concept to you, but the benefits are clear and demonstrate that this process works for divorce. If you’re ready to learn more about the process of mediation or to get started with mediation, the attorneys at Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. are ready to help. Our mediators will facilitate your sessions and help the two of you come to a peaceful agreement that meets your needs.

To learn more about mediation or to get started, call our Colorado Springs attorneys at (719) 212-4227 or visit us online.

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