Can Mediation Give You An Easier Way To Get Divorced?
Even those who want to get divorce often do not look forward to the divorce process itself. They do not want to drag their children through a court case, they do not want to make anything about their personal lives public knowledge and they do not want to battle over high-conflict topics – like child custody or dividing a business – in court.
If that’s how you feel, we can help here at Fried and Fried, P.A., in Fort Myers, Florida. With more than 70 years of combined experience and a board-certified attorney on staff, we have seen the changes in divorce law. We know what you want out of this process, and we have a potential solution: Divorce mediation.
What Is Mediation?
Essentially, the mediation process allows you to sit down with your spouse and a mediator, and you can then work toward finding resolutions to divorce’s biggest questions, from what to do with the house to how to divide your parenting time. The mediator helps you identify important topics, draft proper paperwork and understand all of your options. We can walk you through the process to complete the divorce without that high-stress day in court. We let you stay in charge. We help you make the best decisions for your family.
Is Mediation Right For You?
The biggest thing to consider is whether or not you and your spouse can cooperate. It is a critical part of the process. You must both be willing to work together for mediation to succeed.
What Are The Benefits?
The benefits can be enormous, and most of it has to do with control. For instance, instead of having the judge tell you when you will see your child, you and your spouse can agree on a parenting plan and a schedule, and then simply have the court approve it. This process is often faster, cheaper and easier on your children. It also helps keep the divorce private by staying out of court.