A divorce can be a painful and messy process, particularly if circumstances leading up to the divorce are painful. When it seems like you are going around in circles over custody, property, or wealth distribution, mediation may be able to help. At May, Potenza, Barran, and Gillespie, we provide Phoenix divorce mediation. Explore how divorce mediation can help you get beyond an impasse and move on with your life.
What is mediation?
In meditation, both parties plus their attorneys work with a neutral third party (the mediator) to dissolve the spousal relationship and settle matters of support, wealth distribution, and asset distribution. The divorce mediation model provides an alternative to courtroom proceedings. By completing the mediation process, the divorcing couple themselves (together with their attorneys) irons out the divorce agreement in a way that is fair to all parties.
At MPBG, we often encourage parties to use alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation. We believe these methods save time, money, and the stress of going to court and spilling marital secrets in front of a judge.
Why choose divorce mediation?
You don’t have to be on a budget to choose divorce mediation. If you are dreading a drawn-out legal battle with your spouse, just want to put the past behind you and move on, or if you have a good relationship with your spouse and simply want to move forward quickly and relatively painlessly, mediation can be a smart alternative. If the idea of going to court and having a trial fills you with anxiety, then mediation can be a gentler way to proceed with uncoupling.
While many divorce cases can successfully be mediated, not all can. If domestic violence or emotional abuse was a factor in the relationship, mediation can be too stressful on the victim. As Phoenix divorce attorneys, we can listen to your story and advise you on the best option.
At MPBG, we often mediate divorce cases. We have experience counseling our clients through the mediation process, resolving disputes as they arise, and negotiating smartly to protect the interests of our clients.
If you are facing divorce, call MPBG to see whether divorce mediation may be in your best interests.
When you enlist the services of MPBG, you get an experienced, diverse team of advocates in your corner who work collaboratively, move quickly, and think differently.