How Mediation Can Be a Much Less Stressful Divorce Process

How Mediation Can Be a Much Less Stressful Divorce Process

Divorces can be very stressful, and contentious litigation could make a difficult time even harder for people. Litigation is inherently adversarial, and the process tends to pit people against one another. Mediation may help divorcing couples avoid some of the stress of traditional divorce proceedings.

Have More Control in the Process

Litigation is fraught with uncertainty. Parties do not know what to expect or what the outcome will be, so they may experience a sense of dread or even helplessness.

By opting to mediate, divorcing couples can have more say in what will happen. In general, this is preferable to delegating important decisions to a judge or magistrate.

Maintain Constructive Communication

In a traditional divorce, having to go through attorneys to have a dialog puts a serious strain on communications. When people who are ending a marriage must maintain a relationship as co-parents, letting communication devolve could interfere with their ability to effectively support children’s well-being after divorce.

Mediators guide clients to interact constructively and compromise to reach agreements. Being able to cooperate can dramatically ease parents’ concerns about their capacity to co-parent.

Reduce the Expense and Duration of Getting a Divorce

Mediating a divorce can be less costly and time consuming than appearing in court and filing motions several times. Contact Out-of-Court Solutions to learn more about affordable mediation options.

About Oliver Ross

Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD founded Out-of-Court Solutions Inc. in 1995 and since then has mediated over 3,000 divorce and family matters. He is a select member of the Maricopa Superior Court Family Mediation roster