Divorce can be a complicated process to go through, especially for couples who have been together for many years and have a number of issues, such as property division and child custody, to work out. In many cases, a wide range of legal issues need to be resolved before a divorce can be finalized, and doing so through the court system can be a lengthy, stressful process. However, mediated divorce provides couples with an alternative choice that can be extremely beneficial to both partners.
Mediated divorce is not the right choice for every couple. For couples whose relationship has been marred by domestic violence, those who are deeply split on important issues such as child custody or spousal support, or even simply those who harbor deep seated anger towards their partner, mediation typically is not the best option. However, for some couples, it can prove enormously helpful.
Mediation involves both spouses working with a third-party mediator, an unbiased, objective participant who helps both partners to reach an agreement about the various issues requiring resolution in order to create an equitable divorce agreement. Mediation typically has a number of important benefits, including:
- Reduced cost
- Shorter timeframe
- Less stress
These are just some of the benefits that mediation can offer couples seeking a divorce.
If you are considering divorce, mediation may be the right option for you. Contact the lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP today at (760) 621-7101 to talk with an experienced legal professional about your situation and learn more about what we can do to help you if you are interested in pursuing divorce mediation.