Why Mediation for Changes to Existing Child Support and Other Child-Related Matters Is Beneficial

Why Mediation for Changes to Existing Child Support and Other Child-Related Matters Is Beneficial

child supportDivorce can be a challenging process, and sometimes, even after the divorce has been finalized, child-related issues can arise. When it comes to making changes to existing child support and other child-related matters, mediation is an excellent alternative to court that can save you time, money, and stress. Let’s explore why mediation for child support and other child-related matters is the right choice for modifying child support and other child-related matters.

Child Support Mediation: A Healthier Alternative

Mediation isn’t just for the divorce process, when child support and other child-related matter arise, mediation is a great option because it is a collaborative and cooperative process that encourages open communication and problem-solving. Traditional litigation tends to be adversarial but mediation encourages both parties to work together. Your mediator will help you find common ground and reach agreements that are in the best interests of the children involved.

3 Benefits of Mediation for Child-Related Matters

  1. Low Cost
    • Divorce can be expensive, but mediation services can help you save money. During your consultation, your mediator will give you a written estimate of the time and cost involved in your case. This transparency allows you to plan your finances and avoid any unexpected expenses.
  2. Efficient
    • When there are child-related matters that need to be discussed and resolved, the longer a process takes, the more stress it can cause. The mediation process is designed to be efficient, with a focus on productive discussions and the use of effective negotiation techniques to help you resolve your child-related issues as quickly as possible.
  3. Never Go to Court
    • One of the most significant advantages of mediation is that you never have to go to court. When you work with a mediator, they will take care of preparing and filing all the required court documents on your behalf. This saves you the hassle of navigating the complex legal system and relieves you of any anxiety associated with courtroom appearances.

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