Not all divorces need to be traumatic and emotionally painful experiences. With the assistance of a trained mediator, you and your spouse can reach an agreement about the terms of your divorce in a process that is less hostile and contentious than a traditional divorce.
Some of the benefits of choosing mediation over a traditional divorce include:
The price. Instead of hiring separate divorce attorneys for you and your spouse, you usually work with just one mediator, immediately reducing the cost of your lawyer fees. And because mediated divorces usually proceed faster than litigated divorces, mediation is almost always the cheaper option.
The power to decide. If you take the traditional route the terms of your divorce may ultimately be decided by a judge. In mediation, nothing is set in stone until you and your spouse agree to the terms.
Privacy. Rather than fight it out in court, mediation involves meeting with your spouse and mediator in private. While court room files become public records, your discussions in mediation remain confidential.
When children are involved. Because mediation is a collaborative process it tends to involve less arguing and fighting between spouses. A good mediator will reduce conflict so that the process is less stressful for all parties involved.
A contested divorce can be a long and arduous process. If you and your spouse are willing to work together to agree upon the terms of the divorce, contact a Maryland mediator at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC today. Our law offices are conveniently located in Hunt Valley, MD. Call us at (443) 589-0150 or contact us online.