The process of going through a divorce is often a complicated one here in New York. There are many options that a couple will have to consider when they are thinking about getting divorced. Of course, every couple is different and while some are very amicable about their split, others may not be able to be in the same room without fighting. When a divorcing couple chooses mediation, they will be able to experience a number of benefits that they may not have access to when they choose a different method of divorce.

What are some of the benefits of a mediated divorce?

Mediation allows you to take control of your divorce and the decisions that impact your future because you will be able to stay out of the courtroom. Typically, mediation involves just the couple, their respective attorneys, and a neutral third party to facilitate constructive conversations, known as the mediator. Additionally, you and your spouse will have the opportunity to discuss what custody arrangement would be best for your children’s future. You can also talk through the equitable distribution process with your spouse in mediation. Mediation can be beneficial for a couple that is getting a divorce because, at the end of it, they may be able to mend parts of their relationship and have a far more amicable divorce than they could in a courtroom. Mediation is also more cost effective and takes less time than other types of divorce. It all depends on the level of cooperation that the parties offer.

How do I know if mediation is right for me?

Mediation may not be for everyone. If a couple cannot stand to be in the same room as each other, they probably shouldn’t consider mediation because this type of divorce requires a lot of communication and cooperation on both sides. However, if a couple can work together and communicate effectively, this may be a good option. If you have questions regarding which type of divorce may be best for you, schedule a consultation with an experienced divorce and family law attorney who can provide you with strong legal representation.

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