Many individuals may only think of traditional courtroom settings when going through a divorce. However, other approaches offer less public and stressful alternatives to the divorce process. One of these alternatives is mediation, where a third party individual works alongside the couple and their attorneys to negotiate the terms of their separation, including aspects such as property division and child custody.
Eiges & Orgel, PLLC is a supporter of mediation whenever possible and can help explain some of the benefits of this process.
More Control In Decisions
One of the key benefits of mediation is having more control over the decisions made in your divorce. Instead of leaving matters up to the court, you and your ex-spouse can work to negotiate and reach an agreement. For example, there might be specific items that you wish to have during property division. A mediator can assist you in articulating your wishes, as well as communicating with your ex-spouse to reach a compromise.
Less Stress Overall
Deciding to proceed with a divorce is already stressful enough. When adding extra pressures such as multiple court visits and fees, the stress continues to add up. With mediation, you can take a more relaxed approach to your divorce. Your attorney can still help guide you through the process, aiding you in preparation for sessions and meetings with the mediator. Furthermore, the third party will mitigate interactions with your ex-spouse, meaning that you do not have to face the process alone.
Saving Money & Time
Court fees can add up extremely quickly. Furthermore, taking a divorce to a court or failing to negotiate can add time to the already lengthy process. Mediating allows you to avoid the extra expenses of court fees and reduce the amount of time for the process.
Work With an Experienced Attorney
While mediating requires the assistance of a third-party negotiator, you should always have an experienced attorney in your corner to help. Eiges & Orgel, PLLC has attorneys in NYC that can assist you in the mediation process. Contact our team today at (347) 848-1850 to schedule a consultation.