When it comes to divorce, couples have more than one option to dissolve their marriage that can allow them to part ways civilly and without racking up big legal fees. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which not only saves divorcing spouses time, money, and heartache, but gives them the kind of control that is generally lacking throughout the litigation process. With the assistance of a mediator and a willingness to negotiate, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse can be well on your way to starting a new chapter in your own separate lives.
Here are some of the benefits of mediation:
While this generally depends on how cooperative both parties are, mediations can generally be conducted in one or two days, while litigation often takes much longer.
It is often simpler to prepare for mediation than it is to prepare for arbitration or litigation.
Having to schedule court appearances is a major part of what makes litigation less convenient and more time-consuming. With mediation, a schedule can be tailored to suit the needs of both parties and meetings can even be held at a residence or neutral location.
There are no court filing fees or other related expenses.
Without a judge, both parties will be able to work toward a resolution that can better satisfy their own goals and interests. In litigation, it is possible for neither party to be happy with the outcome.
Mediation is a private process, whereas civil litigation is subject to public knowledge.
Compassionate Mediator in Ocala
You and your spouse do not have to go through the process of litigation to end your marriage. Instead, you can opt for mediation and take control over the outcome of your divorce settlement. At Ami L. DiLorenzo, P.A., our trained Ocala mediator can provide individuals seeking a divorce with the opportunity to resolve their problems in a more amicable setting.
Contact us today at (352) 437-2200 to learn more about this option and to schedule your free consultation.