Many individuals facing divorce find themselves concerned about their future financial and emotional wellbeing. If you are seeking an alternative dispute resolution method to help you resolve your issues with your spouse in a more amicable manner, then mediation might be for you.
Mediation puts the results in your hands as you can draft your own divorce agreement. With the help of a professional mediator, you can reach a fair solution in an effective manner. Here at Schmidt Bresnahan Law Group, LLC, we offer comprehensive mediation services to guide you through your difficult family transition. Our services include property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support.
What Are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation?
The benefits of divorce mediation extend beyond the fact that it is a form of alternative dispute resolution. These benefits include the following:
- Mediation can be less expensive.
If you can resolve your divorce issues during mediation, you will avoid going to court, which can be costly.
- Divorce mediation helps couples reach a resolution quicker.
Divorce issues can be resolved after just one mediation session, that is if both parties can come to an agreement. Even if mediation takes two to three sessions or an entire month to reach a resolution, it is often the better alternative to going to court.
- Couples can have more control of the case outcome.
Couples reach a solution together during mediation. The alternative is to go to court and have a judge determine important matters like child custody for you.
- Mediation is kept private.
Everything stated in court is considered public record. If you value your privacy, mediation might be for you.
- The agreement is made mutually.
You will work with your spouse to determine what makes the most sense for both of you during this transition.
- Couples can avoid a contentious legal battle in court.
Going to court can be time-consuming and expensive, so if you want to avoid this, mediation might be the alternative dispute resolution method for you.
How Divorce Mediation Works
During mediation, you and your spouse sit down with a mediator, who acts as a neutral third party throughout the process. The mediator cannot give legal advice and does not represent either spouse, which is why you will want to hire your own attorney as well. Having an attorney by your side during the mediation process will ensure that your best interests are represented, and all of your questions and concerns are addressed sufficiently.
During your mediation session, your mediator will help you both identify your issues, gather information, and then take this information and work with both of you to brainstorm possible solutions for your problems.
Once an agreement has been reached, the mediator will prepare a written summary of the terms discussed. Your attorneys will create a final agreement with those terms included and then you will go to court to finalize your divorce.
Our Pittsburgh Divorce Mediation Attorneys Are Here for You
If you are thinking about divorce mediation, our lawyers are happy to walk you through the family law process. Avoid costly litigation and settle your differences in a comfortable environment instead. We are here to support you through this entire process.
Heather is very professional.Shaina A.
Heather represented me in a divorce case recently and I feel that she did an excellent job.James T.
She had a sincere interest in my divorce, I wasn't just a client she treated me as family.Former Client
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