Hamburg, NY Divorce Mediation
Going through a divorce is one of the hardest things you'll do in your life. Stress will run you ragged, emotions will keep you from sleeping, and confusing legal documents will make this high stakes battle more difficult than it has to be. However, if you hire a divorce mediation attorney and pursue mediation rather than litigation, you may find you have an easier time - divorces that are mediated are typically completed faster, and with less cost. So let's talk about what a divorce mediator does.
Your Mediation Attorney
A divorce mediator operates as a neutral third party in your divorce. They won't take sides. Instead, they'll look at the overall situation and take a magnifying glass to the financial situation of each spouse. They'll consider things like child custody, child support, and alimony. Their end goal is to work with both of you to come up with a compromise that works for everyone - and avoid either of you need to go to court. Note that you only need one divorce mediator per couple - you don't each need to hire your own, thus saving on costs.
The Benefits of Divorce Mediation
One of the most important benefits of hiring a divorce mediation attorney is that it keeps both parties actively involved in the process. If one person starts to pull away or become difficult, it's the mediator's job to bring them back to the table. A mediation attorney will also be able to create a more amicable situation and environment, as they'll be able to examine all of the options and present them to both you and your spouse. This can lead to a better long term parenting relationship - which is key if you have children. Finally, a divorce mediation is a private process, you won't have any of your dirty laundry aired for an entire court room to hear.
If you want to give hiring a mediation attorney a try, feel free to give us a call. We offer a free consultation to all new clients, so we'll be able to talk through your divorce with you and let you know whether we feel mediation is a reasonable option or not. If not, we also have lawyers on staff that can help you with litigation in Hamburg, New York.
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