If you and your spouse are considering divorce in Georgia, you have options to approach the process. Divorce mediation is an alternative to litigation. In mediation, a neutral third-party mediator guides you and your spouse as you work to settle your divorce.
Here are three benefits of choosing divorce mediation over litigation.
1. More privacy and control
Leaving the terms of your divorce in the court’s hands can be nerve-wracking. With divorce mediation, consequential decisions such as asset division, custody, alimony and child support payments are yours to make in collaboration with your spouse. If you can get along to decide these things, you do not need to worry about the court making the decisions for you. Additionally, mediated divorces are much more private, saving you the embarrassment of publicly airing the intimate details of your divorce.
2. Faster and more affordable
Mediation does not involve drawn-out court battles. Less time in court and fewer legal fees make the process much quicker and more affordable than litigation.
3. Less hostile
Divorce mediation is less stressful than traditional litigation, focusing on mutually beneficial arrangements and allowing you and your spouse to pave the way for a more respectful relationship after divorce. While you may not want a relationship with your ex, co-parenting requires some continued collaboration, and a foundation of respect can reduce hostility.
In some cases, litigation is necessary to move forward with a divorce. However, if you and your spouse can work together, you may benefit from these three advantages of divorce mediation.