When a couple gets divorced and they make the decision to go through mediation for their divorce, they will reap a number of benefits that a couple getting divorced in a court would not be able to have. One of the major benefits of a mediated divorce is that the couple has the ability to retain control over their future. In a contested divorce that takes place in court, the judge will make decisions for you and you won’t have much say in the matter.
Through mediation, you and your spouse will be able to communicate about the decisions that need to be made. You can discuss who should get what assets and who should have primary custody of the children. This way, you can work together to come up with a resolution that works for everyone. A court won’t know if you have a special emotional attachment to a certain asset and may give it to your spouse. However, if your spouse is willing to cooperate and knows how much the asset means to you, they may be more willing to compromise and let you keep it in the equitable distribution process.
Through mediation sessions, you and your spouse can also control how long the divorce takes. Some couples can get the divorce done in a couple of mediation sessions that take significantly less time than it would if you had to wait on certain court dates.
If you have questions about mediation, contact us today.
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves Rockland and Westchester County with compassion and integrity. With over 30 years of experience guiding clients through matrimony law, she now focuses on helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need an effective and committed attorney, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.