We talk about divorce mediation a lot in our legal blog because we believe in the process. Our attorneys have witnessed mediation many times and in each successful case, both spouses walk away feeling as though most, if not all, of their needs were met.
Here is one of the most common questions we hear from those considering mediation. Why do I need a lawyer when I am divorcing out of court? This is a valid question, and it deserves a good answer. The truth is, you can complete divorce mediation without attorney assistance, but there are many benefits associated with lawyer assistance.
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.
In certain situations, the technology-rich world of today offers "information" that you might not need. Divorce is one of the situations in which too much information can hurt instead of help. If it were possible to know whether what you learn has a factual foundation, such information could be valuable. Unfortunately, myth often rules in cases of divorce, meaning couples tend to trust inaccurate information.
Those who have the luxury of advance notice of an impending divorce have time to research all of the available options in New York. However, there are other times when divorce enters the picture in a sudden or abrupt manner. In either of these two scenarios, divorce mediation is a way for couples to end a marriage as respectfully as possible.
Just about any legal process comes with a share of benefits and disadvantages, including divorce mediation. While most couples divorcing in New York find mediation to be an excellent solution, this method of divorce is not for everyone. Those who have already consulted with a lawyer are lucky because your legal counsel can explain in-depth how divorce mediation works. Part of such discussions should include a review of your case to determine if mediation is a good solution for you.
It is safe to say that most couples living in New York and facing divorce expect the experience to be agonizing as well as exhausting. Ending a marriage, even when each spouse agrees to the divorce, is one of the most emotional events one can go through in a lifetime. Since couples anticipate a difficult time when divorcing, many of them wish they could find a way to make the split easier for everyone involved. If this sounds like your situation, then divorce mediation may be your best solution.