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What is Divorce Mediation?

What is Divorce Mediation? Grand Rapids Attorney

Our divorce attorney understands that not all disagreements need to be settled in court. If you're interested in avoiding public court proceedings, we highly recommend divorce mediation. A mediator is a neutral third party that facilitates compromise between divorcing spouses.

Continue reading to learn whether mediation would help your case. For more information, reach out to our divorce lawyer to schedule your consultation.

Avoid Losing Control

Unlike arbitration, you retain the right during mediation to disagree to a settlement. This means that you don't have to worry about a mediator passing a ruling you don't understand. Our divorce attorney will make sure you're prepared before going into mediation so you know what to expect.

During divorce mediation, the mediator will try to find a resolution that works for both parties. This means that you and your ex-spouse will need to compromise to find a solution that works for both parties. Any agreement made during divorce mediation will be recorded for future reference.

Maintain Your Privacy

We understand the divorce process is stressful, which is why we often recommend mediation so you're more likely to reach quick agreements. One of the main benefits of divorce mediation is that you are able to avoid court proceedings.

Many of our clients appreciate being able to keep private family matters out of the public eye. A mediator is trained to act neutral while settling disputes. This means that you can count on them to be honest and fair, without an agenda.

Get Help from a Neutral Third Party

By choosing divorce mediation, you don't have to worry about being sandbagged or coerced into an agreement that isn't fair to you. While mediators can be persuasive, they don't work for either you or your ex-spouse. Instead, a mediator is a neutral party. We offer mediation services so you can expedite the divorce process and create a balanced outcome that doesn't unfairly favor one party over the other.

Protect Positive Relationships

It's easy for people to feel confrontational or defensive in a court setting, which is why we offer mediation services to our clients. Our divorce lawyer knows from experience that a neutral comfortable setting could be all you need to come up with a solution with your ex-spouse.

Since most married couples share children, it's important that both parents be civil after the divorce. However, it's hard to be civil when one party is resentful of the other. A mediator can help you and your ex-spouse come up with a solution that works for both of you.

If you're interested in divorce mediation, call our attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you schedule mediation, the sooner you could end your divorce and get on with your life. Depending on your situation, mediation may or may not be appropriate, which is why you'll need to schedule a consultation with our divorce attorney. We're always more than happy to help by answering any questions you might have.

Our law firm is dedicated to helping you get the best outcome for your divorce and child custody proceedings. To schedule your consultation with our divorce attorney serving Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, call the Law Offices of Sean Patrick Cox PLLC.