No matter what form your divorce takes, it is likely to be stressful. However, there are certain choices you can make to lessen the stress.
One way to make divorce less stressful is to choose a mediated divorce over a trial divorce. Often, choosing a mediated divorce helps save money, protect children and ensures that you maintain as much control as possible throughout the divorce process.
How does mediation help with money and kids?
Studies prove that mediation can cost a mere 10% of what a litigated divorce costs. This is one of the biggest divorce mediation benefits, as divorce is often a strain on finances. Choosing a mediated divorce is a good decision from a financial standpoint in almost all cases.
A mediated divorce also tends to produce less overall conflict as compared to a litigated divorce. This means that there is much less family strife and less stress on children. Mediated divorce orients toward problem-solving rather than conflict.
How can mediation help me keep control?
A divorce mediator will guide you and your ex-spouse through the divorce process by means of open communication and negotiation. Instead of handing all control over to an impartial judge by means of litigation, you will be able to talk through the process with your ex-spouse. Often, this means that both parties walk away from the divorce much more satisfied with the end result.
On the other hand, litigation may result in both parties receiving a compromise that neither is completely satisfied with. Unless you and your ex-spouse are unable to come to terms on anything by negotiating, it is likely that a mediated divorce will serve your needs well.