Going through divorce should not be a stressful time of your life. You are faced with the reality of splitting their property and assets, not to even mention the kids. At times the divorce settlement can be a real battle.
By choosing an experienced divorce mediator professional, handling the challenges that can arise during this time, is crucial. Additionally, the mediator professional must be capable of remaining neutral and understanding the emotional aspects of a divorce sale.
Mediation resolution saves both time and money. Mediation is voluntary, confidential and neutral. If you’re concerned about cost and time, mediation is a far better alternative for discussing the major issues in your case.
Divorce Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution is far less costly than employing lawyers and the parties maintain their senses of self-esteem and dignity!
As per Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediation), Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process.
Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal solution. A mediator is facilitative in that she/he manages the interaction between parties and facilitates open communication. Mediation is also evaluative in that the mediator analyzes issues and relevant norms (“reality-testing”), while refraining from providing prescriptive advice to the parties (e.g., “You should do… .”).
Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters.
The term “mediation” broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach an agreement. More specifically, mediation has a structure, timetable, and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential, possibly enforced by law. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process. Mediation is becoming a more peaceful and internationally accepted solution to end a conflict. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes of any magnitude.
What’s so beneficial, appealing and advantageous going through the mediation process, is that it allows the parties to exercise greater control over their outcome. It sure beats giving a judge the final decision after a limited time in the courtroom.
To avoid anxiety and to bring your case to an expeditious conclusion