Family Law: The Case For Divorce Mediation
Family law matters such as divorce can be incredibly difficult to resolve, but divorce mediation might be the best solution for your family. Everyone has their own agendas and often conflicting sets of best interests. Creating resolutions can often be best achieved by finding common ground rather than fighting each other.
Divorce mediation is a type of family law that helps people resolve the most intractable disputes. It is an especially well-suited tool for the needs of people facing family law issues that are difficult to navigate. Working with an experienced mediator can help you create the most direct path to securing the resolution you need to all types of family law matters, including divorce.
There are a number of advantages in divorce mediation over the traditional means of resolving family law issues through the courts. In family law, there are a wide variety of divorce options, which means some options, divorce mediation in fact, include a time and cost savings in comparison to a traditionally litigated divorce. This process allows parties to streamline the divorce process in time and cost.
One of the best aspects that helps make the case for divorced mediation, is that the ultimate decision-making power stays in your hands, instead of ceding that power to a judge. You know yourselves better than anyone else, and having the communication tools available through divorce mediation allows couples to work together to control their divorce outcome, instead of their future handed down from a judge.
I have seen the good that divorce mediation can do for families with children as well. In cases with children, divorce mediation can help develop cooperation between parents or peaceful dispute resolution that will be very beneficial as the child is being raised. This also protects children from unnecessary stress and anxiety as a divorce proceeds, as the parents are able to choose the best path forward for their family’s needs.
For more than 40 years, I have been helping people work through the most difficult family aw matters. I know the good that comes from the mediation process and have the experience necessary as a mediator to be able to help you effectively work through the challenges that stand between you and the resolution that will best suit your individual and family needs.
If you are in the Kansas City area and believe divorce mediation is your best option, contact me, Hugh O’Donnell, to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at (816) 533-5152 with any questions you have regarding divorce mediation and family law.