Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Mediate
Don’t Wait, Mediate
Many couples today choose divorce mediation to remain on good terms with their spouse, save money, and preserve their peace of mind. Some resort to mediation after their lawyers didn’t get them the results they hoped for. Waiting to mediate until you’ve given up on other options can cost you time and money. You may get the results you want in your divorce sooner if you give mediation a try first.
Mediation is often most effective when used as a first resort instead of a last resort. The time and money required to have lawyers do the negotiating for you or taking the matter to court to have a judge decide can be better spent. Mediation is often a good first choice because it is lower cost and far more efficient than traditional divorce litigation. And, since you and your spouse are making all the decisions, there is no need to play the waiting game while attorneys write letters back and forth. Moreover, very few couples have to resort to plan B after mediation.
The majority of couples are successful in divorce mediation, and those that end up taking the matter to court often have benefited from the mediation.
For example, mediation allows many couples to narrow down their disagreements and clear issues that are agreed upon out of the way. This makes the money you spend on attorneys afterward go farther.
The Benefits of Divorce Mediation
You stand a good chance of being successful if you mediate your divorce.
Even if you aren’t able to create a separation agreement with your spouse, your time in court may be more efficient because of mediation. If you are able to work through some of the terms and conditions of your divorce in mediation, there will be fewer issues to deal with in court. This translates to less money and potentially less time. Taking your divorce to court first tends to encourage an adversarial mindset toward the divorce. Coming back together after that experience ready to amicably divorce will be difficult if not impossible. Starting out on the right foot from the beginning can make a world of difference in your divorce case.
Do you have questions about divorce mediation?
Mediation Advantage Servicescan help. Experienced in divorce mediation, Polly A. Tatum can help you decide what route to divorce is best for your individual case. Based in historic Worcester with a satellite office in Northboro, MA, our firm serves all cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and Worcester County including, Auburn, Paxton, Leicester, Sutton, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Westboro, Northboro, Southboro, Holden, Sterling, Princeton, Worcester, Charlton, Millbury, Dudley, Spencer, Brookfield, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Hopkinton, Milford, Blackstone, Leominster, Fitchburg, Acton, Jefferson, Barre, Oakham, Cambridge, Newton, Marlboro, Lancaster, Bolton, and Hudson. Call our office at (508) 795-1557, fill out our online form, or email us at [email protected] today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session. You can also sign up for our eNewsletter or download our free e-book for more information regarding divorce in Massachusetts.