Mediation is an important type of dispute resolution. It can help people resolve their disputes without having to turn to the court, which ends up saving them time and money.
Mediation can work for people who are arguing and seem to be at an impasse, so long as they can agree to work together. It is not advisable in cases where both sides refuse to negotiate or where one will not get in touch or communicate at all with the other.
What can a mediator do for my case?
A mediator has the job of informing you about your rights and legal responsibilities. The mediator also helps guide the conversation, so that there is a lower chance of having a breakdown in communication. People who work with a mediator often find it helpful, because any disputes that arise will take place in the presence of a third party. This tends to make people work together more, especially if they don't want to be seen as unreasonable.
More often than not, the people who benefit most from mediation are those who can resolve most of their divorce concerns on their own. If there are only one or two things that you're conflicted over and seem to be in a position where neither of you can see a resolution, then a mediator can guide you by talking about what others have done in similar situations and by guiding you to a peaceful agreement.
Among mediation's most important benefits is the reality that it helps people learn to talk to each other. At the start of mediation, couples may still find they are arguing or fighting in a session, but with some advice from the mediator and guidance on staying on topic, later sessions are much smoother. It's hard to say how many sessions you would need to resolve your case, but as long as you are both willing to talk, then mediation can be the right choice.
Your attorney will talk to you about mediation if you are interested in it. There are other kinds of alternative dispute resolutions that you may also be interested in. Your attorney can give you information on each kind of ADR that may be beneficial to your case, how long they take and the approximate cost of sessions. With the right help, anyone going through a divorce can find a solution to their disputes and problems.