Even amicable divorces can become tense when it comes to divvying up belongings, ironing out child support and deciding what to do with the house. Tempers flare and what promised to be a quick process looks like it is heading toward litigation. If divorce is looming, a neutral third-party may help make the road ahead a bit smoother. At the Law Offices of Jeanne W. Murray, P.C., we often help clients move forward using mediation. 

Divorce Magazine reports that many couples can benefit from mediation before divorce. Attorneys are aware of the stress litigation causes. They often ask about mediation before discussing their services. As unbiased participants, mediators can assess the situation and negotiate terms in an atmosphere less adversarial than a courtroom. 

Mediation only works if both parties want to be there and can work through the process. If your split is contentious or only one of you wants to stay out of court, it may not be the best option for you. When both parties can put aside their differences and will compromise, mediation can help you work towards an agreeable settlement. The proceedings are civil and allow both of you to remain in a comfortable space while negotiating an agreement. 

Mediation uses qualified professionals and the process is confidential. As an impartial party, their goal is achieving a split that satisfies both parties. Not only can this method help you divorce faster, but it is also less expensive, which can help couples or individuals on a tight budget. Visit our webpage for more information on this topic.