What are the benefits of mediation in divorce?
Getting a divorce is never an easy process. Find out more about how mediation can be a beneficial step to make the process easier.
Going through a divorce in New Jersey is one of the hardest things a family can endure. It is tough on everyone involved. It is especially difficult if there is tension and arguing. Couples may find that working together to reach a settlement and finalize the divorce is what is best for the whole family. This can be done using a process called mediation where both parties work together with an impartial mediator to come to agreements on every aspect of the divorce, including property division and child custody. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of mediation.
It is better for the children
One of the best benefits of mediation is that it gets both parties working together. This helps to reduce fighting and tension, which according to the American Bar Association, makes the whole process easier on the children involved. In addition, since parents hold a lot of control over the process, they can more easily ensure that the children’s best interests are kept in mind at all times and as little disruption as possible occurs where it concerns the children.
It saves money
The process also helps to save money. This is because it usually takes less time than a court proceeding. It also does not involve all the costs of litigation. It also usually reduces billable time for attorneys, which also is more cost effective.
It gives each party more attention
Going to court means the judge listens mostly to attorneys who are relaying information about the clients. In mediation, according to the Huffington Post, each party conducts the process on their own, so their voices can be heard more easily. It encourages discussion, which litigation does not. This also allows for more input by each party. Ideas and opinions can be more easily shared, too.
It is faster
Mediation is also much faster than a traditional divorce through litigation. As long as the parties are open to the process and willing to sit and down and work things out, they can save a lot of time, which also saves money. The whole divorce can be finalized in a fraction of the time litigation takes.
Ending a marriage is never going to be an easy process. However, when couples work together through mediation, it can be made less stressful. If you want to l earn more about mediation in New Jersey, then please contact Iacullo, Martino, Machtemes & Reinitz Attorneys at Law.