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What Are The Advantages Of Using Mediation During Divorce?

As explained by Cornell Law School, mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that uses a neutral third party (mediator) to help parties resolve their disputes. Mediation is far more flexible than litigation and arbitration, which are both rather formal, structured processes. The mediation process is not subject to rules of evidence, is loosely structured, and enables spouses to take advantage of creative techniques. Mediators can have private sessions with each spouse to determine what type of mutually acceptable solutions each side might find agreeable. Unlike a judge or arbitrator who has the job of rendering decisions, mediators are communication facilitators who help spouses develop possible solutions.

Because litigation is an adversarial process, it tends to fuel disagreements and create acrimony. Mediation, however, is far less time-consuming and less expensive than traditional litigation. Mediation is the opposite because it strives to put parties in communication with each other and fosters more amicable relationships. Spouses can address one or more divorce issues through mediation and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution.

Another benefit of mediation is that, during the process, couples maintain better control over the outcome — rather than leaving their legal matters in the hands of the court. Couples are able to tailor resolutions to suit their needs. By working with a skilled Rockville divorce mediation lawyer who is well-versed in the intricacies of mediation, you can effectively and efficiently resolve your disagreements.

The attorney at the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee draws on extensive legal experience as well as a background in psychology and counseling to provide the care and personal attention you deserve.

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