The end of your marriage comes with an array of challenges that often require compromise.
Considering that Pennsylvania had 31,691 divorces or annulments in 2021, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, many others face a similar situation. For couples striving for an amicable divorce, mediation may provide a promising solution.
1. Enhance the outcome
Instead of placing your future in the hands of a judge, mediation allows you and your partner to make the decisions. Since every marriage has its own unique aspects, you and your spouse have the ultimate familiarity with it. When you want the best outcome for both of you, mediation serves as a way to focus on the important issues and split assets on your agreed-upon terms.
2. Navigate the issues
No matter how well you may still get along, your decision to divorce means differences have developed that make the union impossible. Using mediation enables you to have a better handle on the issues that matter most. If your divorce has complexities, such as determining custody, mediators focus on what benefits the child or children. This makes it easier for you and your spouse to work together while navigating the bigger issues.
3. Save time and money
Overall, mediation requires less time and money. If your divorce ends up in litigation due to unresolvable issues, you may have to wait months or a year to finalize the divorce. That time comes with spending more money. Depending on your situation, mediation may only take a month.
While mediation has many benefits, only you know the best way to finalize your marriage.