Mediation benefits are the lower potential cost for resolving divorce disputes. Mediation is also a voluntary process for all parties involved. The purpose of mediation is for both parties to work together to resolve their divorce disputes amicably. If an amicable agreement is reached they will be able to avoid going to court. If mediation is not effective the parties may need to hire divorce attorneys to represent them in court. Court hearings can be more expensive than mediation. Depending on whether the issues in divorce are highly contested will determine the cost for both parties.
The mediation structure allows for both parties to meet face to face in a comfortable setting. Both parties are allotted an equal amount of time to discuss any issues or concerns they have with the other party. The parties are required to abide by the ground rules set forth by the mediator. If the parties do not agree with the rules set forth, they are free to leave the session. If the parties need clarification before commencing they should make sure to ask questions prior to beginning the session.
Mediators are neutral third parties who are in charge of monitoring the flow of dialogue. The mediator will not take sides. The mediator will not advise the parties on how they should resolve their conflict. The parties must come to a resolution on their own. Mediators are simply there to allow for both parties to have a voice. In addition, they want to help the parties reach a fair agreement.
Prices of mediators may vary so it is important to research several mediators in your area. Researching online can help you to narrow your search to the top 5 mediators in your area. For further information regarding mediation and more please contact Yanez & Associates. Yanez & Associates offers a free initial consultation. Please call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!