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Going through a divorce can be an intimidating process given the emotional, mental factors added to the legal technicalities involved. Instead of heading to court to settle a divorce dispute, couples should consider using mediation instead as more and more people are finding it a better option than hiring a lawyer.
With numerous benefits that will often lead to an agreeable settlement between both parties, mediation works wonders in the divorce process.
Firstly, mediation is private and confidential which is the way most marriages (and divorces) should be. With mediation, you won’t have any public record of the happenings within each session so there isn’t a need to worry about conversations becoming widely spread. In contrast, a court setting is very public and documentation is kept and made available to anyone with an interest to view it.
The flexibility of mediation allows for creative solutions to be made that works for both parties. This accommodating nature of mediation enables parties to work together to find a fair resolution based on the situation, as opposed to having a court impose a solution based on rigid, legal principles.
Research shows that successful mediation saves couples a significant amount when compared with going to court. Check out the pricing options at Immediation. To cut costs further, couples should consider online mediation for convenience, costs and effectiveness.
Online mediation takes the best of traditional mediation and improves upon what it lacks to deliver. From cutting costs associated to arranging logistics and travel to providing an easy solution for convenient scheduling and freedom from inferences, online mediation provides an effective platform for couples to mediate a divorce.
Similar to the way traditional mediation is commenced, parties to a divorce are guided through negotiations and discussions by an expert divorce mediator. Through assistance from a highly qualified and experienced mediator, couples often find their communication improved with the aim of avoiding future conflict.
Additionally, online mediation dismisses any external influences or influences, such as cases where there is an imbalance of power and control in the marriage. As parties are not physically present in the same room to mediate, this levels out the playing field for the party who is at a disadvantage in physically present negotiations.
What is the online mediation process for divorce?
Although each mediator has their own approach to mediation sessions, the direction is often similar with a beginning session purposes to gather all relevant information of the issue at hand. The mediation process for divorce is then explained to both parties, where the mediation may take care of some housekeeping necessities. Rapport will be built between all parties and an experienced mediator will successfully put the room at ease.
Next, the mediator will ask each party to make a short statement about their situation, whereby the mediator may request clarification or further information on the same. From there, the mediator will be able to assess areas of agreement as well as areas that need to be worked on.
Negotiations will then begin, where simpler issues are addressed first. Compromise from simpler issues will build trust between the parties with the eventual result of encouraging compromise where more challenging issues are negotiated. An expert mediator will help parties to focus and stay on track with the aim of brainstorming options while encouraging sympathy and understanding to find an amicable solution for all.
To learn more about how online mediation can help you through your divorce, get in touch with Immediation today.