Divorce mediation allows divorcing spouses to sit down with an unbiased, neutral third party to resolve divorce issues in a manner that is quick, quiet, and cost-effective. Even if you feel as though you and your spouse are not prepared to commit to the idea of mediation, you may want to still consider it as an option. There are a number of factors to consider to determine if you are a good candidate for mediation.
The Decision to Divorce is Mutual
In some cases, both parties are in agreement that the marriage is over and that ending the marriage is what’s best for the couple. Couples who fall under this category are usually more prepared and willing to begin working together to find a settlement through mediation.
You Have No Desire to Reconcile
If you find that neither you nor your spouse wish to reconcile, and you don’t see yourselves reconciling in the future, it’s likely that you both are at an emotional turning point where mediation may be a productive and beneficial option for you. Some couples realize that terminating their marriage is the best solution for both parties, and this allows them to enter a mediation level headed.
You Want to Stay on Good Terms
In instances when the couple has a child together, they may want to work towards staying on good terms. Mediation is good motivation for spouses who are ending their marriage but are willing to compromise and negotiate. In some cases, mediation can also be helpful for couples who still hold slight animosity towards one another – having a mediator there can help you keep you in check while you go through mediation.
You Understand the Financial Situation
One of the biggest issues couples face when going through a divorce is finances and property – what are you entitled to and what will be divided? In order to negotiate and discuss a good financial settlement, you want to have a full understanding of the financial reality you are currently living.
Find out if mediation is the solution for you! Call our Morris County
mediation attorney at (973) 947-8699 to schedule a consultation.