Whether you are working with a lawyer or representing yourself during your divorce proceedings, the topic of mediation has certainly entered the conversation. But, what exactly is mediation? How can it help me? Is it expensive? Do not worry. Divorce meditation is one of the simplest, quickest, and most cost-effective methods to resolve your dissolution of marriage.

At Capital Mediation & Arbitration, we are here to address all your questions and concerns. Our years of experience combined with our expertise allow our team to educate you while dutifully guiding you through the process. Please contact our office today at 855-422-8555 to learn more.

Mediation allows the spouses to negotiate directly with one another with the help of a mediator.  A mediator does not have the power to make decisions like a judge or arbitrator; instead the mediator guides the spouses to a divorce agreement that is acceptable to both parties. 

The mediator concentrates on determining each party’s “interests”, as opposed to “positions” or “entitlements”.  For example, the wife Mary may feel entitled to the family van.  However, her spouse, Steve, wants the van to start an income producing home-based business.  Mary, realizing that she may pay less support if Steve has an income, may give up the van.  Here, Steve has the basic interest of being a self-employed income earner and, in the run long, Mary benefits from that interest.

A mediator usually meets with the parties in a conference setting at least once; there may then be individual meetings between a spouse and the mediator.  Sometimes, divorcing couples reach an impasse or cannot come to resolution through mediation.  In that case, they may choose to convert to traditional divorce, or use divorce arbitration for remaining unresolved issues.

At Capital, we believe in the power of mediation to solve complicated legal problems. Some of the top benefits of divorce mediation include:

  • Avoiding the emotional distress associated with traditional, “adversarial” divorce.
  • Saving you money in attorneys’ fees, expert witnesses, and courtroom expenses.
  • Fostering open communication, encourages respect, and helps to protect future working relationships between future former spouses.
  • Focusing on problem solving and the resolution of issues from a client-driven and client-controlled perspective.
  • Allowing the best interests of the children to be decided by two loving parents, instead of an unknown judge.
  • Keeping your divorce proceeding confidential, instead of making them public through court documents.

When you choose meditation, you are taking back the power. If you take your divorce to trial, you are putting your fate – and the fate of your children – in the hands of a judge. While judges are impartial and have a great knowledge of the law, they may not have your best interests in mind.

 Don’t leave you and your children’s future hanging in the balance. Choose Capital Meditation & Arbitration immediately so you can achieve the best possible results for your divorce case. Please contact our office today at 855-422-8555 to learn more. 

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