Divorce Attorney: Key Benefits Of Divorce Mediation
As a divorce attorney I know that family law matters can be incredibly difficult to resolve, however, there are some key benefits of divorce mediation that might be helpful to your family. Finding common ground rather than fighting each other through divorce mediation allows you and your spouse to make strong, effective resolutions for your family’s future.
Divorce mediation helps people resolve the most intractable disputes. As a divorce attorney, I know that couples who worked with an experienced mediator created the most direct path to securing the resolution they needed.
When compared to a traditionally litigated divorce, one of the key benefits of divorce mediation is less stress. As a divorce attorney I know that court litigation is high stressful on all parties involved, including children. Through the process of divorce mediation you are given time to process, and are able to work together to increase communication. When couples are communicating well, they are less stressed and are able to make rational, logical decisions about their future.
Also, the ultimate decision-making power is kept in the divorcing couple’s hands instead of ceding that power to a judge. Being able to keep control of any future decisions that affect you, your spouse, and any children you have is a key benefit of divorce mediation. A divorce attorney experienced in mediation can discuss your options with you.
In cases with children, another key benefit of divorce mediation is how the process helps develop cooperation or peaceful dispute resolution between parents. This is important as the child or children are being raised. When children see their parents’ ability to work together and co-parent peacefully, you are protecting your children from unnecessary stress and trauma.
As a divorce attorney practicing family law for more than 40 years, I know divorce is hard no matter the circumstances surrounding it. But I have seen the good that can come from the divorce mediation process and have the experience necessary as a mediator to be able to help you and your family work through the challenges that stand between you and your future.
If you are in the Kansas City area and believe divorce mediation is the best path forward for your family, please contact me, Hugh O’Donnell, to schedule a consultation. Please feel free to call at (816) 533-5152 with any questions you have about hiring me as your divorce attorney, or about the divorce mediation process. I am here to help you and your family through this difficult time.