Have you often asked yourself, What is the Purpose of Mediation in Divorce? Mediation as a method of resolving divorce conflicts is becoming a more popular option. The reason for the popularity of mediation may be due to the fact that the mediation sessions are voluntary for the parties involved. In addition, the costs of mediation are usually lower than the cost generally associated with a divorce proceeding. Mediation is offered in many communities, if you are unsure you may want to research online or contact your city hall for more details.
There are different types of divorces such as contested or uncontested divorces. Contested divorces refer to divorces where the parties cannot seem to come to an agreement on most or any of the issues involved in their divorce dispute. When the parties notice that they will not be able to reach any type of agreement or resolution it is important to consider other options. Divorce attorneys and mediators will be able to guide you in deciding which option is most appropriate. Moreover, the lawyers will be able to advise you of the process or assist in the negotiation of your pending divorce conflicts. On the other hand, uncontested divorces often are of shorter duration. The reason uncontested divorces are shorter is due to the ability of the parties to reach amicable agreements with one another. Due to the cooperation on both sides often times uncontested divorces are less costly.
Mediation sessions are typically held in a comfotable setting. Generally, the members involved in mediation are the neutral third party mediator and the two parties in the dispute. Before the session commences the mediator will explain the process, ground rules, and ask if there are any additional questions or concerns. It is important that all parties respect one another throughout the session. For instance, name calling or interruptions will not be permitted at any time.
If you are looking to retain an attorney to pursue a divorce filing it is important to schedule an initial consultation as soon as possible. For further information regarding mediation and divorce please contact your local family attorney. Please call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!