What are the benefits of choosing Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), versus litigation for my divorce?
Mediation is a process in which divorcing parties attempt to resolve their issues with the assistance of an impartial, trained Mediator. Mediation allows the parties to script their own parenting plan specific to their needs and the needs of the children. The Mediator does not pass judgement or make legally binding decisions. The Mediator’s function is to help the parties effectively communicate, identify their differences, and develop mutually acceptable solutions. It is faster than litigation. It enables the parties to avoid the uncertainty of a judicial outcome. Mediation results in a win-win solution. Mediation fosters a problem solving approach in reaching voluntary, mutually beneficial resolution. Mediation is less costly, both emotionally and financially, than litigation. It enables the parties to maintain confidentiality and avoid public embarrassment.