Divorce mediation is a settlement process in which the ex-spouses meet with a neutral third party - the mediator - to resolve the contested issues in a private meeting or series of meetings.
Typically the mediation is conducted through a series of two-hour meetings at the mediator's office and the mediator helps the parties:
- To identify the key issues
- Address the financial issues
- Work through custody issues
Once the parties reach an agreement on the issues, a settlement agreement is drafted, and each party has his or her attorney review the agreement. The agreement is then submitted to the court for approval.
Mediation is voluntary and you may choose to terminate mediation at any time during the process. And the mediation process is complete only when both parties are satisfied with the agreement.
Why Divorce Mediation?
The trend toward divorce mediation has increased because the process offers to divorce couples many benefits including:
- Greater control of problem resolution
- Equal airing of grievances
- Lowered legal and court costs
- Establishes cooperation between spouses
- Establishes co-parenting solutions
- Family issues are decided by you rather than the judge
- Quicker resolution to problems
Even a difficult case can reap amazing results with an experienced and skillful divorce mediator. Divorcing couples should strongly consider using the mediation process if their goal is to obtain a settlement that is acceptable to both parties, in a less stressful and private setting.
An experienced Frisco divorce attorney can help you to obtain your desired results through divorce mediation, without having to fight it out in court. Contact Pfister Family Law online or call (972) 370-5172 today to discuss whether divorce mediation is the right solution for you.