Divorce mediation is an alternative method couples choose to resolve their disputed issues. Divorce mediation has several beneficial aspects including saving a significant amount of time and money. However, numerous misconceptions persuade couples to seek the traditional divorce path. Couples should not be discouraged by divorce mediation myths as they are not factual. If the dissolution of your marriage is imminent, contact Rockland County Divorce Mediation Services. Our firm is committed to helping our clients reach a fair divorce agreement. 

What are some common myths about divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation can help couples avoid court as well as help them find solutions to their problems. However, couples turn away from divorce mediation because of myths. Divorce mediation myths are false. There are several common myths about divorce mediation including:

Myth #1

Firstly, a huge misconception that couples believe is that the mediator has full control over the decisions of the divorce agreement. However, this is not the case. A mediator’s job is to mediate disputed issues and help couples make necessary compromises. Each spouse has control over the terms of their divorce agreement. Mediators are simply there to help couples reach a mutual agreement. A mediator does not dictate what is fair in a divorce agreement.

Myth #2

Additionally, couples believe the misconception that divorce mediation is not legally binding. However, divorce mediation does legally bind couples to adhere to the terms of their divorce agreement. When a couple chooses divorce mediation to avoid court, they fear they will still end up in court. The only time a couple will end up in court after divorce mediation is if they disobey the terms they agreed to. Once mediation is finalized, both parties sign a contractual agreement legally binding them to abide by the terms that will apply to the termination of their marriage including the division of their assets, child custody, and other important aspects of the divorce.

Myth #3

Furthermore, another misconception is that only certain couples qualify for divorce mediation because their case is simple as they have no assets or children. However, that is not the case. Couples may seek divorce mediation if it is the most suitable and appropriate option. In the case of domestic violence or one party won’t compromise, divorce mediation may not be the best option. Although, couples who are willing to compromise and reach a mutual agreement on their divorce terms may find mediation to be extremely helpful. Couples with children may choose mediation as well as couples with high net worth. Ultimately it depends on the circumstances of the divorce. Divorce mediation can benefit couples who are fully open to the process.

If you are interested in divorce mediation, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our qualified team members who can help you choose the most suitable option for your situation. Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients reach a collaborative agreement on the terms that will apply to the termination of their marriage.