Even though going through a divorce can be stressful and emotionally taxing, the mediation process is relatively straightforward. With an experienced mediator by your side, you’ll be able to finalize your divorce and move on with your life as quickly as possible. Here’s a closer look at how divorce mediation works and a few of the reasons many people choose this option over litigation. For more information on the benefits of divorce mediation, reach out to the experts from Divorce Options San Diego, divorce mediators San Diego couples rely on for creative solutions that support amicable divorces.
Your Divorce Options
When it comes time to divorce, there are a few different legal options to choose from. In some rare cases, divorcing couples can carry out this process on their own, but it’s important to remember the legal system is very complex. Any mistakes you make during the divorce could affect you for the rest of your life. You also have the option of a litigated divorce, but those situations tend to be quite complicated as well. During a litigated divorce, a judge will determine child support, child custody, and the division of assets.
The Basics of Mediation
With mediation, you’re going to have much more control over your future. In these situations, the two divorcing individuals will sit down with the mediator and come up with a plan for their finances and assets. Some couples also hire divorce planners who have quite a bit of experience dealing with these situations. Some mediation firms, such as Divorce Options San Diego, will perform all these services for you. During mediation, you’ll be able to give your input on various aspects of the divorce. Once the mediation is over, all parties sign a finalized document that fully outlines all the agreements.
Benefits of Mediation
There are quite a few reasons many experts suggest mediation over other divorce options. In addition to being very easy to carry out, this process is also much less stressful. Your mediator will draft a memorandum of understanding that memorializes your divorce agreements. Because Divorce Options San Diego is a full-service divorce firm, we draft the court-required marital settlement agreement as well. In addition to being a less stressful, more private process, mediation is more affordable than lengthy legal battles because there aren’t overwhelming attorney, hearing, and court fees.
How to Simplify the Mediation Process
Once you’ve agreed to divorce mediation, you’ll need to do some legwork. You must collect as much information as possible on your finances and assets, including shared bank accounts, personal bank accounts, personal income, retirement accounts, homes, vehicles, and personal property. You can also write down a list of expectations so your mediator fully understands what you’d like to get out of the mediation. With all this information in hand, your mediation appointments will go more smoothly.
When divorcing couples are looking for opportunities to make the process as smooth, respectful, and amicable as possible, there’s a fantastic alternative to the animosity and high costs of traditional divorce: divorce mediation. San Diego couples trust Divorce Options San Diego’s experienced divorce mediators to handle every aspect of their divorces quickly and with compassion. To learn how divorce mediation might be the right choice for you, call the expert mediators at Divorce Options San Diego today at (858) 281-2628.