Last year, it was reported that New York State had some of the lowest divorce rates in the country. However, when a couple does make the decision to get divorced, they often want to do so peacefully so it can be completed as quickly and as easily as possible. One of the ways that many couples achieve a divorce quickly and easily is by getting divorced through mediation. During the mediation process, each spouse and their respective attorneys will meet with a neutral third party that is known as the mediator. The mediator will facilitate discussions between the parties in an effort to peacefully resolve outstanding matters that may include child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, and more.
Some of the benefits of getting divorced through mediation are as follows:
- The couple is able to make decisions regarding their divorce for themselves, as opposed to having a judge decide on matters for them.
- Mediated divorces are often more efficient than litigated divorces and ultimately, are less expensive than other forms of divorce.
- The couple is usually able to have a more peaceful divorce and this can result in better co-parenting in the future if they have children.
If you have questions about mediation, contact our firm today to discuss your situation.
The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC is an experienced divorce and family law firm located in New City, NY. It is essential to retain effective legal guidance during such pivotal times in life. Contact our firm today to discuss your legal matter and get the quality legal representation you deserve.