Mediation is something that helps significantly with certain divorces. For individuals who are able to negotiate with one another and who can agree to work together for the betterment of their situation, mediation can provide the loose structure needed to resolve disputes without having to go to court.
Mediation has a number of benefits. Some of the most often cited include being able to come up with out-of-the-box ideas for resolving problems, the fact that mediation typically costs less than going to trial and that mediation tends to result in a longer-lasting resolution to a couple's issues.
How does mediation help produce out-of-the-box solutions?
With mediation, the mediator, you and your spouse aren't stuck with the guidelines imposed on a judge. That means that it is possible to create a resolution to a problem that wouldn't be normal in a court setting. For instance, if you and your spouse don't want to spend time away from your child outside the family home, you might look into bird nesting, which allows you to share your family home when you have custody and live in a separate home when the other parent has custody. This is just one example of an unusual solution to a common problem.
Why does mediation cost less?
Generally speaking, mediation costs less because you aren't wasting the time of the court, there are lower hourly costs and the results tend to last longer. With fewer disputes and learning how to handle any that arise, it's possible to spend much less on a divorce when a couple takes part in mediation sessions.
These are a few facts about mediation. It might be right for your case, so consider it in the future.