For some couples, divorce is inevitable. The spouses just can’t get along, so there’s no point staying unhappily married.
There’s also no point in fighting and making things worse. To avoid a contentious divorce, many couples opt for mediation. Mediation allows a couple to work on issues in a divorce through communication and negotiation with help from a mediator, who serves as a neutral third party. The mediator does not make decisions. Rather, they help move the process along so the couple can reach their goals.
This means couples can discuss asset division, child custody, alimony and other issues on their own. By discussing these issues and coming to their own agreements, they can avoid having to deal with the consequences of a judge’s decision.
While mediation works well for many couples, it just doesn’t work for some. Are you considering it for your divorce? If so, here are some pros and cons you should know about.
Cons of Divorce Mediation
Mediation can be beneficial for some couples. For others, it causes more harm than good, possibly even costing more in the long run.
The Columbia divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. can help you understand mediation and other divorce options. Schedule a free consultation by filling out the online form or calling (410) 774-5987. We have two offices to serve you.
7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 910
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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10440 Little Patuxent Parkway,
Columbia, MD 21044