4 Benefits of Divorce Mediation


The hardships of divorce are difficult to overstate. One element that makes it that much more difficult is the prospect of going to court and the uncertainty that’s involved. That’s where mediation comes in. Divorce mediation can provide a less restrictive and formal space to hammer out your divorce settlement between you and your spouse – with the aid of a neutral mediator. If you’re looking at a divorce, mediation may be a viable option; consult with an experienced divorce attorney today.

Benefits of Mediation

Mediation can be a great alternative to taking your case to court, where a judge would unilaterally decide issues important to you and your future. There are four important benefits of mediation to consider:

1. Mediation is you-driven
At mediation, you can actively participate in the process by sharing your thoughts and that evidence that you believe supports your requests. Mediation allows you the opportunity to feel better connected to the outcome of your divorce. Though it’s unlikely to go exactly as you hope, you will be allowed to concentrate on the issues that matter most to you.

2. Mediation Costs Less than Litigation and Can Happen More Quickly
Our courts’ dockets are often full, and getting your divorce scheduled is going to take some time. Divorce is exceedingly stressful, and pushing the end date out further and further only exacerbates the issue. Setting a mediation date is much more accessible. Instead of a year or two of divorce limbo, you’ll likely be able to schedule your mediation within two or three months. Finally – and for obvious reasons – mediation is much less costly than going to court. Though it’s likely in your best interest to consult with a divorce attorney prior, you’ll rack up far fewer legal fees preparing for mediation (as opposed to preparing for court).

3. Mediation Has a Much Higher Rate of Compliance
When the details of your divorce are hammered out between the two of you and the neutral mediator during mediation, you’re both much more likely to remain in compliance of the details you’ve worked so hard to effect. At mediation, because you both participate in the outcome, you’re both more inclined to adhere to the decisions made.

4. Mediation Is Thorough and Practical
At mediation, you can focus on the issues that matter most to you, and you won’t be left with nagging questions about the specifics because you can bring them up yourself. Instead of focusing on the letter of the law and legal calculations, you can tend to and devise solutions for the unique issues that you and your divorcing spouse face.

If You’re Facing Divorce and Want to Know More about Mediation, Contact a Family Law Attorney
Divorce is always hard, and you are bound to have questions. The dedicated legal team at Irwin & Irwin, LLP, in Fullerton and Newport Beach is here to help. Our family law attorneys have the experience, commitment, and compassion to help you determine if mediation is a good fit for you. Mediation has several significant benefits that can help you move through your divorce with fewer hardships and less stress. If you’re interested in mediation, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 714-222-3992 today.