The traditional divorce process can often pit spouses against each other, leading to a long, expensive, path that can create no-win situations. Litigation can sometimes take years and there is always the risk of an appeal further delaying closure to the divorce.
Divorce mediation can be an attractive option for divorcing couples. Mediated agreements are reached more quickly than litigation and can lead to a win for both sides. A mediated agreement cannot be appealed, it is final upon both parties signing the agreement.
Divorce mediation also sets the tone for post-divorce life by providing a peaceful process for spouses to settle conflict. Divorce mediation offers a better path to resolution and efficiently moving forward.
At Jackson Family Law, we are state certified in Divorce Mediation and ready to help.
In mediation the neutral third party offers as a facilitator to both spouses to work through their disagreements.
Some Benefits of Divorce Mediation
Neutral Third Party
Mediation is a tried-and-True form of conflict resolution.
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Finding a Divorce Mediator Near You
Does working With a Mediator also Require a Lawyer?
A mediator is a neutral third party that will help you and your spouse to reach a mediated divorce agreement. Once agreement is reached, the agreement is formally prepared in document form so that it can be shared with a lawyer to draft the necessary legal divorce paperwork needed to finalize your divorce with the state.
What does a divorce Mediator do for you
The mediator will help find solutions that work for everyone, remain neutral and help facilitate communication. They will not provide legal advice, provide counseling or represent for either spouse. Our article, Divorce Mediation – Is it right for you? is a great resource to learn the ins and outs of how a Divorce Mediator works with a couple.
Benefits of mediation
The process of mediation typically leads to faster and less expensive divorce than litigation. Additionally, mediation is a confidential process and allows you to control what gets released to the public record. Here is a quick outline of the steps you will take with your mediator:
- Walk through expectations and priorities for life post-divorce
- Work through the issues and concerns between you and your spouse with the help of the mediator
- Craft an agreement that had the best outcome for both parties
- Once in agreement, your mediator will draw up the legal documents (may need legal review if your mediator is not also an attorney)
Still have questions? We have created a Family Law Learning Center dedicated to answer your questions about divorce and family law in Kentucky. If you have more questions or are ready to engage a lawyer, call Jackson Family Law to schedule a consultation.
A divorce is costly. The expense is not typically budgeted. In complex or contested divorce cases, costs only increase as time progresses through the case.