If you are planning to end your marriage and have children, you might have some concerns regarding the impact your split may have on them. Divorce litigation can be such a draining process and children often feel the weight of it. If you and your spouse are willing to cooperate and negotiate a settlement outside of court, you may want to consider divorce mediation. Continue reading to learn more about why this approach may be more beneficial for your children.
A Child-Centered Divorce
Divorce will always be difficult for children, but there are ways to make the experience easier for them, so they can continue to grow and thrive in the aftermath of this major life change. Divorce mediation is far less adversarial than litigation and, as a result, you will have a better chance of maintaining a smoother, more cooperative co-parenting relationship with your former spouse.
Divorce mediation is also a less time-consuming process due to the fact that spouses are able to create their own schedule rather than being at the mercy of the court, which often has an immense backlog of cases. The sooner your divorce is finalized, the sooner your children can begin adjusting, healing, and coping. If you go through a lengthy litigation process, on the other hand, your children will witness the impact this stressful situation may have on you and your spouse, which can potentially manifest in their own lives.
Ultimately, although nothing can prepare your children for the challenges they may face while you and your spouse dissolve your marriage, divorce mediation can ensure the process goes a little more smoothly, reducing conflict and tension during an already trying situation.
Learn More About Divorce Mediation by Reaching Out to Our Skilled Legal Team Today!
Spouses do not have to end their marriage in a courtroom before a judge. Through divorce mediation, you and your spouse can hash out the details of your divorce in a setting that is conducive to amicable and fruitful negotiations. At Barach Law Group LLC, our mediation team has more than two decades of experience and is committed to helping families navigate emotional legal matters as smoothly as possible, so they can begin a new and brighter chapter in life.
Reach out to our law office today at 617-819-1805 to set up an initial case review with an experienced member of our legal team to discuss your options and why mediation may be right for you. We also offer after-hour and weekend availability for your convenience.