Divorce mediation or collaborative divorce can be an economical, time-saving way to negotiate issues in a divorce. These processes have many benefits that can help avoid spending time in court where others will make decisions for you.
Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce
Mediation involves the presence of a neutral third party mediator who can help guide the parties to reach an agreeable solution. The mediator does not make a binding agreement, but rather works to help the couples negotiate the agreement.
Collaborative divorce is a process in which both parties hire attorneys and professionals such as accountants or child custody experts are brought in to help reach an agreement. Again, negotiation is stressed to avoid litigation where a judge would make decisions regarding issues in your divorce.
Reasons to Choose Alternative Divorce Options
By agreeing on legal procedures like mediation or collaboration, expenses can be cut down and the process is simplified. Litigating a divorce not only costs in the way of legal fees, but may require a great deal of time as well.
Any decisions reached in court may not work for both parties. But mediation and collaboration allow you to negotiate a settlement that allows both sides to “win.”
Mediating a divorce can be much more civilized, too. This can create a more favorable atmosphere not only at the negotiating table, but even after finalizing the divorce. If you have kids, this can be a major benefit.
A Plano Divorce Lawyer Can Help
A lawyer at Warren & Migliaccio can explain some of the divorce options that may work in your situation. Call us at 888-584-9614 to discuss these, including the possibility of divorce mediation and collaborative divorce.