Top 10 Benefits of Divorce Mediation
1. YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF HOW LONG IT TAKES TO RESOLVE YOUR CASE.
You don’t have to wait for attorneys' schedules or scheduling court hearings, not to mention the numerous continuances which always seem to occur. Issues which arise along the way can be resolved within days thereby eliminating the possibility of having them spiral out of control. Your entire case can be resolved within weeks, if not a few months, depending upon how fast you wish to proceed.
2. THE TIMES AND PLACES FOR ONLINE MEDIATION ARE FLEXIBLE.
You can set your sessions at your convenience and from your home or office. Your meetings can be semiweekly, weekly, every two weeks or even once a month, depending upon your preferences.
3. DIVORCE MEDIATION IS COST EFFECTIVE.
You only pay for actual online mediation time. You are not paying for your attorney to drive to and from conferences or court, waiting around at court for hearings, or engaging in “social talk” with the opposing attorney before getting down to business.
You are not paying for telephone calls, letters, long pleadings to be filed with the court, or for attorney’s staff members All of the time, with your Mediator is used efficiently and effectively.
4. YOU ARE GUARANTEED A MORE SATISFYING OUTCOME TO YOUR DIVORCE ACTION
Your divorce or child custody case is resolved in a manner which is specific to you and your family’s needs and desires. You are not run through the “Courthouse Mill" and forced to accept those resolutions that the System imposes on everyone because it doesn't have time to assess your particular circumstances.Participants are always more satisfied with a settlement voluntarily agreed to, rather than one forced upon them by the “System.”
5. ONLINE DIVORCE MEDIATION IS PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.
You will not be required to stand in front of strangers and tell your story in a Courtroom. You will not have to spend hours sitting in the halls of the courthouse with everyone else.
6. YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR DIVORCE MEDIATOR.
You have absolutely no control over what Judge will preside over your case when you are in court. You don’t know that Judge’s experience, knowledge, nor his or her prejudices or bias. You don’t know how much time the Judge has to dedicate to your case, or even if he or she is listening when it is your turn. Instead, you are choosing a Mediator with the credentials and experience necessary to help you effectively resolve your case.
7. ONLINE DIVORCE MEDIATION IS COMFORTABLE AND NON-THREATENING.
You can have separate mediation sessions so you never have to confront an angry spouse, opposing attorney or Judge. You don’t have to drive to your attorney’s offices or the opposing counsel’s office for meetings.You don’t have to drive to the courthouse, find a parking place, go through security, deal with elevators, courtrooms and trying to figure out where you are supposed to be that day. You do not have to face your spouse or the opposing counsel. You can make your decisions in the calm, relaxed atmosphere of your home or office.
8. DIVORCE CASES SETTLE ANYWAY.
Only a very few divorce or child custody cases are actually heard by a judge in a trial. Your attorneys and the Judge will basically force you to settle before the case gets to trial. You will have numerous settlement offers and counteroffers, settlement conferences, telephone calls, letters and trips to court, and finally after thousands of hours and dollars, you will settle your divorce case, just as if you were in mediation
9. MOST IMPORTANT, MEDIATION IS A HEALTHY WAY TO RESOLVE YOUR DIFFERENCES.
Your Mediator, will make certain that all discussions remain civil, businesslike and that neither side feels intimidated or unheard. You leave divorce mediation being able to talk to the other party and, although probably not the best of friends, you won’t be absolute enemies, which always happens after a court battle. Being able to communicate after Mediation is essential, especially if children are involved.
10. FINALLY, YOU CAN ALWAYS LITIGATE YOUR DIVORCE CASE.
It is very rare that divorce mediation fails. You just keep working until “You Get It Right.” However, in the 1% or 2% of cases that just can’t resolve, the courts are always still there for you. Sometimes a couple can resolve all but one or two issues which they choose to litigate. In this circumstance, at least the time and attorney’s fees will be dramatically less than if every issue were resolved by a court.