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 November 17, 2017 |

Divorce is stressful and complex, even for amicable couples, and some Louisiana couples may look for ways to reduce the complications associated with this process. One way that you can do this is by choosing mediation over traditional divorce litigation. Mediation is not possible for everyone, but it could offer you a better way to resolve complex family law issues.

Mediation is different from litigation in many ways. Instead of going to court or becoming embroiled in a complex legal battle, you will work through the terms of your divorce order through respectful negotiations and discussions. If you are looking for a way to make the divorce process a bit easier, you may consider the benefits of mediation.

Who can choose mediation?

Mediation is not the right choice in every situation. While it does not necessarily require that you and your spouse get along, it does require that you both commit to the process of mediation. Two people who do not like each other can actually reach effective, reasonable solutions to their divorce disputes through the mediation process.

Why make this choice?

Mediation may be a better way to divorce because it is less stressful and simpler than complex litigation or other traditional divorce methods. Some of the other benefits of this decision include the following:

  • It generally costs less than a traditional divorce.
  • Mediation can lead to more effective divorce orders.
  • Both parties will have more control over the terms of the final order.
  • In most cases, it takes less time to complete a mediated divorce than other traditional divorce methods.

Before you make any decisions that could affect your future, you would be wise to seek an evaluation of your case and an understanding of the benefits of mediation. Knowing your options is a beneficial step, no matter the details of your individual situation.

Crafting your post-divorce future

Divorce is not easy, but a strong and stable future is possible. Mediation allows you to employ a neutral third-party to help you work through issues and use discussions to help you reach decisions that will benefit every member of your family for years to come.

Mediation could be a better way to walk through the difficult process of ending a marriage. From child custody to property division, you can have more control over the order that will have a significant impact on your life by choosing to mediate rather than litigate.

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