Mediation - The Alternative to Costly Litigation
Mediation is a method of resolving conflict with the help of a neutral facilitator. The goal of A SMARTER DIVORCE mediation is to aid the parties in resolving all of their disputes themselves without the need for costly litigation. A SMARTER DIVORCE mediation addresses all parenting and financial issues in a non-adversarial setting. Mediation allows you to keep control of the process and develop solutions to your situation that are unique and best for you. Mediation can also help you establish a framework for addressing future disputes which arise during child-rearing years.
Mediation or Litigation?
|You control the process and make decisions about your future.||Judges and attorneys control the process and make decisions and rulings about your future.|
|Takes much less time.||Often lasts for years.|
|Communication is direct and civil, with the aid of the mediator.||Communication is only through attorneys.|
|Parents make decisions regarding the best interests of their children.||Courts and hired "evaluators" decide the future of the children.|
|Personal and financial issues are kept confidential.||Records are public as are court proceedings.|
|Costs of mediation are less.||Costs can be extremely high.|
|Mediation is voluntary and all resolutions are agreed upon.||All decisions of the Judge are mandatory.|