Advantages and Disadvantages Of Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation has many advantages with some disadvantages. If you are looking for a divorce mediator committed to providing extraordinary marriage dissolution mediation services, contact The Hill Law Firm, P.C.  today to learn more.

Elizabeth Hill has helped thousands of clients in all aspects of family law, including mediation, collaborative mediation and collaborative divorce.  Divorce Mediation allows spouses to resolve their case quickly and with less expense if the divorce is uncontested. Mediation sessions create a space where couples can work together to reach agreements regarding parenting time, child support or maintenance, and distribution of debt and property. 

How is Divorce Mediation Different from Traditional Divorce?

In mediation, the mediator does not offer legal advice but instead draws on her experience as a family law attorney. As your mediator, Elizabeth Hill will help you and your spouse reach an agreement you can accept and embrace as your own. The entire mediation process is voluntary and confidential.

In a traditional divorce, each spouse would obtain their own legal counsel, and proceedings would occur in court. If you and your spouse cannot amicably discuss the terms of your divorce or you feel you need your own legal counsel, mediation may not be the best option for you.

Because it is often difficult to paint the entire picture during a brief court session, Elizabeth recommends mediation for clients looking to avoid litigation and are willing to work together to reach an agreement.

The Hill Law Firm, P.C.  knows you and your spouse want the best for your future and children’s lives. Divorce mediation is an option with less conflict and stress and is often less costly than traditional divorce. Both spouses will sit with the mediator to resolve issues with care and efficiency.

Once you have reached an agreement on all issues involved in your divorce, Elizabeth can draft and file your pleadings with the court to obtain a Decree of Divorce or Judgement of Dissolution of Marriage. If  the Judge wants a formal hearing with the court, Elizabeth will participate with you and support you through this final step to conclude your divorce.

To schedule a consultation or obtain more information about divorce options in Overland Park, KS, such as mediation, collaborative mediation, or collaborative divorce, you may contact her Johnson County, KS office by completing the form on the contact page or by calling 913-381-1500.