When you decide to file for divorce, you may find yourself inundated with several options to proceed, such as litigation, divorce collaboration and mediation. Through mediation, the professional divorce mediators at Terry & deGraauw, P.C., can help you and your spouse come to an agreement on important issues, preventing courtroom battles that hurt your finances and your children.
BENEFITS OF ALBUQUERQUE DIVORCE MEDIATION
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse work with a neutral mediator from our law firm who helps you come to a mutual agreement on all aspects of your divorce. Mediation can be used in a variety of disputes and is an especially effective method for resolving divorce.
YOU RETAIN YOUR PRIVACY
Divorce litigation forces you to make damaging accusations about your spouse, all of which becomes public record. Divorce mediation is private, but litigation is public. In divorce mediation, documents remain confidential and mediation meetings are held privately at our office.
YOU HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER THE OUTCOME
When you resolve important issues through meditation, you have much more control over your final divorce agreement. In litigation, a judge decides the outcome. You do not want important issues of child custody and property division left to strangers. Child custody mediation lets you have the final say over the terms of your divorce agreement.
YOUR CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM DIVORCE MEDIATION
Divorce mediation tends to be a more peaceful process than litigation. Litigation often requires children to be interviewed by experts and in rare cases children can be required to appear in court. Adversarial divorces expose children to conflict and can cause long-lasting damage. Mediation keeps children out of the middle while keeping parents focused on their needs.
MEDIATION ALLOWS FOR BETTER CO-PARENTING AFTER DIVORCE
Mediation can be a way to learn how to communicate with your spouse and make compromises that benefit your children. This sets you up for a better relationship after your divorce as you and your former spouse co-parent your children.
DIVORCE MEDIATION USUALLY HAS FINANCIAL BENEFITS
Divorce mediation reduces expenses by avoiding drawn-out divorce litigation. Our Albuquerque divorce mediators are dedicated to helping both of you reach an agreement. Going to court means paying for time spent waiting, the costly drafting or motion papers and court fees. In mediation, you pay for meetings and consultations with experts who help bring your case to a timely resolution.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION
One of the benefits of working with our Albuquerque divorce mediators is that we help you resolve any future disputes that occur after your divorce, such as child custody modifications or spousal support modifications. To learn more about the benefits of divorce mediation, contact us to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM divorce law firm.