Divorce Mediation: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Litigation

Divorce mediation is an alternative to the traditional method of going to court to obtain a divorce. For many couples, it provides a way to avoid the emotional and financial costs of litigation. Mediation is a fair and cost-effective solution that enables divorcing spouses to get closure while, at the same time, ensuring that someone will adequately address their concerns. Although many attorneys encourage their clients to fight, we want you to know that there is an effective alternative: divorce mediation.

At Lois M. Brenner, Esq., we believe that divorce mediation should often be the first option for separating or divorcing spouses. In mediation, an experienced, well-trained, and neutral mediator will help facilitate productive conversations between the parties and, through a series of sessions, help them reach an agreement that works for their family. We have found that when two partners sit down and craft an agreement together, they are much more likely to comply with the terms thereof. It is surprising how often this works at our office.

Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?

Under the right circumstances, and with the right mediator who understands psychology, divorce mediation can be stunningly effective; however, it is not a panacea for every family dispute. In some cases, a couple simply can’t imagine coexisting in the same room during negotiations, or they feel that they each need an ally. Some people who mediate check in with a lawyer separately to make sure they know what they are entitled to.

Mediation is not a cure-all for every case, but in the majority of the cases that come through our doors, it should at least be attempted. Even if the couple’s first mediation session consists of expressions of anger, it does not necessarily mean that the mediation process will not eventually succeed. Under the guidance of an expert mediator, spouses can be helped to make a deal.

Here are some of the most important things to remember about mediation:

Your divorce may only take weeks or months to resolve

Mediation is often the least expensive form of divorce

Hiring your own divorce attorney may not be necessary

Mediation is generally the least adversarial form of divorce

You and your spouse will have the chance to cooperate and remain less adversarial.

Call Lois M. Brenner, Esq. to Learn More About Your Divorce Choices

In a good mediation, a couple’s relationship and the way it affects their family can actually be improved. Many times, they are better equipped to go on with their lives and effectively co-parent their children after divorce. Mediation takes less time, less money, and a lot less stress, so please discuss your options with our New York City Attorney/Mediator, Lois M. Brenner, Esq., today.