Not every divorce is destined to unfold in court before a judge. In many cases, spouses can dissolve their marriage outside of court by hashing out the details with the assistance of a skilled and unbiased mediator. If you are considering a divorce and looking for a more amicable method to unlinking your life from your spouse, this may be the right option for you.
Understanding Divorce Mediation
In most cases, divorce mediation is beneficial for those involved, especially in cases where there are young children. However, there are some rare circumstances in which divorce mediation may not be appropriate. For example, if you are involved in an abusive marriage or you believe your spouse is hiding assets or not being forthcoming about marital assets, these are both reasons to opt for divorce litigation instead. Moreover, you and your spouse must agree to choose divorce mediation. If your spouse is intent on dissolving your marriage in court, it will not be possible to move forward with this approach.
Here are some additional questions you can ask yourself to determine if divorce mediation is right for you:
- Are you both open to discussing and resolving each key issue in your divorce without going to court?
- Are you both open to compromising when it is necessary?
- Are you both going to be honest and open regarding your finances, assets, behavior, and emotions?
- Did you and your spouse already have a discussion regarding property division or child custody?
If you answered yes to each of these questions, you are likely a good candidate for divorce mediation. However, if you still have doubts, you can contact an experienced divorce mediator to discuss the unique details of your case.
Contact Our Legal Team to Learn More About the Divorce Mediation Process
Divorce does not have to turn into an ugly courtroom drama. If you and your spouse are determined to stay out of court and want to minimize the emotional damage litigation may inflict, divorce mediation could be an ideal method for dissolving your marriage. At Barach Law Group LLC, our experienced mediation team will help you understand every step of this process and facilitate a smooth and amicable divorce.
Reach out to our law office today at 617-819-1805 to set up an initial case review with an experienced member of our team to learn more about divorce mediation and if it is right for you and your family.