Benefits Of Divorce Mediation


Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

Nobody wants to go through the divorce process. Nobody wants to deal with the stress, the incessant fighting, and feelings of despair that usually come with a divorce. Luckily, a divorce doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out battle that feels like you’re either winning or losing. There are steps that can be taken to help you move through your divorce in a fair and peaceful way…even if your divorce includes child custody!

Baker Harris is a family-oriented law firm in Blackfoot that wants to help you through your divorce in the very best way – for everyone involved. Mediation is the best, most cost-effective way to decrease the feelings of devastation and defeat in divorce and help both parties come to an agreement and recognize that they are both making choices that are best (and fair) for everybody involved.

What Is Divorce Mediation?

When you can’t reach an agreement on your own, professional mediators can guide both parties to a mutually agreeable solution. Using superior negotiating techniques, your divorce mediator will lead discussions to help you and your spouse work through your disagreements, identify your main concerns, issues, and goals, and help you reach a fair agreement without having to spend a crazy amount of money in court and time, fighting.

What Topics Do Divorce Mediators Cover?

Divorce mediators are experienced in all types of divorce. They have the experience and skill necessary to help you move through sensitive topics like child support, parenting plans, co-parenting arrangements, division of marital assets/liabilities, and spousal support. No matter how sensitive the topic, a successful divorce mediator can help both parties recognize what is best and fair in each circumstance to help reach and ultimate solutions while minimizing combative behavior.

In a typical divorce, one party only “wins” at the expense of the other. In mediation, both parties reach an acceptable settlement together – there are no winners, there are no losers, there are only two people who have decided to make choices that will help resolve conflict and allow each party to focus on healing and transitioning into new lives.

What Does It Take To Successfully Mediate A Divorce?

Almost anyone can choose mediation over a prolonged court battle. There are only a couple of necessary components:

  1. Both parties must be willing to mediate. If one person refuses to bend, the mediation process will not work.
  2. Both parties must acknowledge that the mediation process allows each party to make their own decisions, the mediator is a neutral third party. The mediation will not make the ultimate decisions.
  3. Both parties must be of sound mind to participate in mediation.
  4. Both parties must show a willingness to work in good faith, maintaining transparency and honesty through mediation.

Without successful mediation, your case will end up going to court. The court process will take much more time and money to complete. Mediation can be extremely successful and in most cases is the best route to take. If you are interested in divorce mediation, please contact the attorneys at Baker Harris Law in Blackfoot for more information.