When two parties are in a dispute it is important that both sides carefully review their options in order to reach a fair and just agreement. Mediation is a great way for clients to deal with disputes outside of the structures of court. In divorce mediation, a divorcing couple works with a neutral mediator who helps both parties come to an agreement on all aspects of their divorce. If you are considering divorce, mediation may be the better option for you.
One of the most valued benefits of mediation is the result of saving a lot of money compared to litigation or other forms of legal battle. You decide how many meetings you want or need to have, which saves you the money you’d spend on the typically unknown amount of time a legal battle can last.
In today’s modern world where waiting as long as a year to receive a court date, or even longer when a case is appealed, the alternative of mediation aids in the timely process dispute resolution. Mediation often allows negotiations to proceed much faster, resulting in a quicker solution for both parties. No need to wait until the next court date to reach a resolution.
Your mediator will be a neutral party that is there to help you reach a fair agreement.
From our years of experience providing mediation at Sadek and Cooper Law, we found that parties are commonly more satisfied with solutions mutually agreed upon as opposed to being enforced by a third-party arbitrator.
A mutual agreement between parties promotes a higher rate of compliance over those whose resolutions are imposed by a third party decision-maker – such as a court judge. Mediation helps both clients create a comprehensive and customized agreement tailored to both parties, which is less likely to be obtainable within the courtroom.
Additionally, mediation tends to result in a better long-term relationship with your ex-partner since you will not “fight” in court. This makes it a better choice for couples with children since the children could be spared from fights in courts by the mediation proceedings that may be more peaceful and the parents’ post-separation relationship will impact their future parenting.
Mediation is private; litigated divorce is public. Mediation offers both parties a greater degree of control, predictability, and discretion. When a divorce goes through the court system, any and all details are made available to your community. Mediation allows parties to conceal and restrict the intimate information that is between themselves and their mediator.
Occasionally, parties can preserve the relationship with a discussion of their different interests. If a relationship can not be maintained, the practice of mediation will result in a much more cordial termination. If mediation is something you believe is in your family’s best interest, contact Sadek and Cooper Law for a confidential assessment.
The attorneys at Sadek and Cooper Law Offices have handled hundreds of divorce, custody, support, and mediation cases in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, and Chester. We are also licensed in the State of New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation at 215-545-0008.