Steven A. Spence
Divorce is often an emotionally painful experience. It can also be difficult financially because both spouses may have expenses or a way of life that is dependent upon two incomes. Adding to the pain that comes with any break-up is the burden of deciding how to divide up property as well as deciding how best to deal with financial issues and child-related issues.
With divorce mediation, a couple can sit down face to face with the aid of a mediator so that each of them can have equal input on how to resolve these issues. By coming up with solutions to these issues relating to divorce together, a couple can keep their private lives off the public record and hopefully make the process a little less painful. A couple who comes up with mediated resolution to their divorce dispute is generally more satisfied with the results than a couple that battles it out in court due to the fact that:
a. It is generally cheaper;
b. It is generally quicker to reach final resolution; and,
c. Since the resolution is a result of their agreement rather than one imposed upon them by the courts, the likelihood of future litigation is minimized.
Here are seven reasons why mediation may be right for you: 1. Deciding What Should Happen to Real Property
Dividing real property such as the family home or vacation property can raise many emotional issues for both parties in a divorce. It’s common for couples to have a hand in paying the mortgage, performing regular maintenance on their home, or even remodeling it. Mediation can assist couples that are going through a divorce to come up with a solution as to how best to deal with the marital residence and any other real property.