As mediation becomes an increasingly popular approach to resolving family law issues, you may be curious as to why so many divorcing couples choose mediation. Here are five significant reasons why you should consider using mediation to resolve your divorce.
Often, mediation is an expeditious way of handling dissolution of marriage in which both parties leave the situation in a satisfied manner.
1. Mediation Avoids Expensive and Destructive Divorce Battles
The attorneys at Bohm Wildish & Matsen pride themselves on helping people resolve their differences. Our goal is to bring people to the table to successfully settle their disagreements and reach closure. Through divorce mediation, we act as neutrals to serve all parties in legal disputes. We work as a team and we also mediate conflicts that have not reached the litigation stage, such as family and property divisions, custody matters, separations and estate issues.
2. Mediation is an Expeditious way of Handling your Divorce
As attorneys who have been handling divorce mediation for many years, the team at Bohm Wildish & Matsen can assist clients in this process in a non-adversarial manner. Often, mediation is an expeditious way of handling dissolution of marriage in which both parties leave the situation in a satisfied manner.
3. Mediation Preserves Fragile Relationships
Serving as a mediator is gratifying for the attorneys at Bohm Wildish & Matsen because successful divorce mediation usually saves both parties thousands of dollars in legal fees, in addition to preventing even further deterioration of the relationship between them. This concept becomes even more important when children are involved, since parents who litigate usually find it difficult, if not impossible, to communicate after the litigation.
4. Mediation Achieves Realistic Compromise
As active, practicing family law attorneys, the team at Bohm Wildish & Matsen is able to engage in “reality testing” to enhance the divorce mediation process. In essence, this allows both parties to get an idea of what may happen if the case is decided by a judge or jury, thus giving you a better idea of whether a mediated resolution that may be “on the table” is worth considering.
5. Mediation Avoids Costly Legal Fees
All of the attorneys in the office are capable of serving as mediators and all have actively mediated cases. There can be significant cost savings for both parties if they decide to mediate rather than litigate a case.