The procedures of divorce and other types of legal separation are seldom straightforward, and going through them may be nerve-wracking for some people. However, it is always encouraged to try to settle disputes whenever feasible, without entering the courts, which may spark animosity or further worsen a situation that is already fraught with animosity. This is because the courts have the potential to make a situation that is already fraught with animosity even more contentious. We are advocates of family mediation for a number of reasons, one of which is that we are aware that it may assist formerly married individuals who have divorced or become legally separated in moving on with their lives in a manner that is most advantageous for their children and other members of their family. In the following paragraphs, we will talk about numerous significant benefits of family mediation that are vital for you to keep in mind.
Regaining control of your lives in order to move forward and upward in your lives and careers
Family mediation allows divorcing spouses the chance to manage their own choices about how they will deal with their lives going forward once the divorce has been finalized. Because of this, problems may be settled more quickly, with less hostility, in less time, under less stress, and at a lesser cost than would be required by going to court. In the end, the decision that the court makes regarding the next steps may be something that neither party would have chosen for themselves, and it may not address fully all of the issues that have been brought up between the parties. This is especially true in situations where issues pertaining to child custody arrangements are at play. There is always the risk that you may be unsatisfied with the result of your request for a judgement from the court; however, this can be avoided if you and the other party can come to an agreement with the assistance of a mediator.
Making decisions amicably
No matter what the reasons may be, getting a divorce is never an easy process, and it often results in a great deal of animosity between the individuals involved. However, situations in which a couple has mutually agreed to end their relationship on amicable terms can still deteriorate for a variety of reasons. These reasons include the involvement of the legal system, the beginning of finger-pointing and blame games, the beginning of a new romantic involvement for one of the parties, etc.
Family mediation allows divorced or separated spouses to resolve their differences far more rapidly than by going through the courts. This is especially useful in light of the well-known lengthy delays that are usual in the family court system. With the guidance of a family mediator, the concerns may be swiftly handled in an atmosphere that is peaceful and under control, increasing the likelihood that you and your family will be able to move on and have a happy future.
It is always going to be in the best interests of the children to maintain excellent communication and polite attitudes to one another. This will ideally avoid the separation from having any long-term influence upon the wellness of the children. When a couple decides to separate, the first emphasis should always be on making choices that are in the best interests of themselves and their children, particularly in situations when there are children involved. This is especially true in circumstances where children are involved, as effective communication and respectful attitudes towards one another are always going to be in the children’s best interests. This is because the children’s best interests are always going to be in the best interests of everyone involved.
Decreasing the amount of time, stress, and costs that are involved in appearing in court
Even in relatively straightforward cases, appearing in court may be an ordeal that is taxing not just on one’s time and resources but also on one’s mental and emotional state. As a result, it is always a good idea to keep family mediation in mind as an alternative for resolving difficulties in a manner that is less stressful, more open, and more collaborative in order to allow all parties to look towards the future.
How we can help
Even though Sebastian Church Family Mediators does not offer mediation services at this time, our family law professionals work closely with a large number of local mediators to provide clients with guidance and assistance prior to and throughout the entire mediation process. This is the case even though BRAND does not currently provide mediation services. We are able to assist customers in ensuring that their choices are documented in a manner that is legally enforceable if this is necessary in order to provide clients with peace of mind and explain their alternatives where this cannot be accomplished. Although many individuals are concerned that judgments reached via mediation may not be legally binding, our company is able to assist clients in ensuring that their conclusions are included in court documents that is legally binding.