To those who have never heard of divorce mediation, the term may sound more frightening than a traditional divorce. We want you to understand that mediation is typically much less stressful (and scary) than litigated divorces.
Divorce mediation is a less formal procedure, it encourages spouses to be forthcoming and it allows couples to brainstorm the terms of their divorce in a safe and casual environment. Doesn’t that sound a lot better than making multiple appearances in a courtroom?
While mediation is an excellent divorce solution for many couples, it does not work in all cases. For example, in relationships where one spouse intimidates or abuses the other spouse mediation may be a poor choice. This is because the balance of power may favor one spouse over the other. If you cannot express yourself or stand up for yourself in your marriage, you may not be able to during divorce mediation as well.
In most cases, divorce mediation proceeds much faster than litigation, typically lasting only a few days. Additional mediation benefits include greater affordability, more privacy and less emotional anxiety. Couples with children often find divorce mediation a much better solution than courtroom proceedings.
Our lawyers have a great amount of experience serving as mediators in White Plains, New York, divorce proceedings. We like to make our community aware that there is more than one option for ending a marriage. As such, we invite all of our neighbors to learn about divorce mediation by continuing to read the information on our website. Alternatively, we encourage you to reach out to our staff if you need information specific to your unique needs.