Divorce mediation is an excellent option for many New York couples seeking to end their marriages. In most cases, mediation is less stressful, less expensive and less contentious than litigation. However, it is not always the right choice for some people.
Unless you have already experienced a divorce in the state of New York, divorce mediation and collaborative divorce are likely foreign terms to you. They are two ways of ending a marriage without having to take the matter into a courtroom. While these two methods are similar in some ways, they are not the same thing. If you are planning to get divorced, it is wise to learn the differences between the two before you commit to either method.
You have probably heard stories about horrible, drawn-out divorces -- if not in your own circle of friends, at least in Hollywood. You know that you want to end your marriage, but you also know that you do not want it to go like that. What can you do to make things move smoothly and peacefully?
In the state of New York, more and more couples are choosing divorce mediation as a way to resolve complex and even simple issues. As you may know, divorce mediation is typically a more amicable alternative to traditional litigation. Other benefits include affordability, privacy and ending a marriage as quickly as possible.
If you visit our blog regularly, you know that we like to publish simple, easy-to-understand tips for our family law readers. We believe that approaching sensitive topics in this manner gives New York residents common sense ways to accomplish their legal goals.
In our blog, we talk about the advantages of divorce mediation quite often. Our lawyers believe in mediation and have observed how it makes the process of ending a marriage easier in most cases. However, as we have said many times, mediation does not work for all White Plains couples.
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.