A divorce can have a significant impact on your life whether you settle it through mediation or litigation. However, it may be easier to move on with your life if you dissolve your marriage without having to step foot in a North Carolina courtroom. Let’s look at a few of the potential benefits of ending your marriage with the help of a mediator.
Ending the marriage outside of court
Mediation may be ideal for couples who still possess the ability to work through their issues in a mature manner. During each session, you will have the ability to state what you need from a settlement to ensure that you can maintain a reasonable lifestyle as a single person. In turn, the mediator will expect you to offer the same courtesy to your spouse. In most cases, the ability to simply ask for what you need makes it easier to come to an agreement in less time.
Do you have children?
If you have children, a mediated divorce may be an effective way to avoid adding even more drama in their lives. Generally speaking, minors are not present during mediation sessions. However, if your son or daughter is old enough, you may want to explain the concept of mediation and why you chose to go through with it. Ultimately, you can teach your child how to resolve conflicts in an appropriate fashion even if you don’t necessarily like the person with who you’re engaged in a dispute.
Are you looking to save money?
A family law attorney might charge up to $10,000 to represent your interests during a divorce trial. However, a mediator will likely charge a fraction of that amount to help you officially end your marriage.