Filing for divorce can be messy and emotional. While this is true, it doesn’t mean that you have to have a battle in court to have the terms of your divorce finalized.
Today, more Michigan couples are using mediation to help resolve their disputes and to work and negotiate divorce terms. With mediation, you can avoid going to court.
What does mediation offer divorcing couples?
Mediation is a voluntary process that a couple goes into. The goals of mediation include reducing conflict, avoiding the trauma and costs related to litigation and creating a divorce agreement both parties accept.
Benefits of choosing mediation
Many couples become frustrated with the time that traditional divorce litigation requires. The costs of going to court for divorce are also much higher than settling the situation through mediation.
Additionally, when you choose mediation, you have more say in the details of your divorce agreement. If you were to “fight it out” in court, the judge would have the final say on all the details of your case. This isn’t the situation when you choose mediation. You and your spouse define the terms of your divorce and can work out a customized agreement for the judge to sign.
Mediated divorces are guided by a professional who helps keep things on track. That can be very beneficial when one or both spouses tends to lose their focus on the present and wants to delve into the reasons behind the divorce, instead.
Settling your Michigan divorce
As you can see, you have options when it comes to having your Michigan divorce finalized. For many couples, mediation just makes more sense. It’s a good idea to explore your legal options to choose the divorce process that best suits your needs.