After watching divorces play out in the movies, or watching your Ohio friends and neighbors navigate their way through them, you may have the impression that all divorces ultimately lead to ugly, litigated courtroom battles. This does not have the be the case for all divorcing couples, however. At the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, we understand that divorce mediation presents an affordable alternative to a traditional courtroom divorce, and we have helped many people looking to save money and preserve their sanity amid splits make choices that serve them well.
According to the American Bar Association, divorce mediation can offer several notable benefits, with one of the most commonly touted being its cost-effective nature. Estimates suggest that you can save anywhere from 40 to 60 percent just by mediating your divorce once you factor in reduced court costs, reduced legal fees and so on.
While saving substantial money is an undeniable benefit of divorce mediation, the process can also prove beneficial for any children you may share. Unlike litigated divorces, which often involve considerable fighting and badmouthing, mediated divorces are often more private. By mediating your divorce, you can also effectively show your children that you and your ex can still come together when necessary and that you value finding a solution that works for everyone more than “winning” a divorce case.
A third notable benefit of divorce mediation involves the fact that you can generally maintain more control throughout the process than you would in a traditional divorce. In addition to being able to keep things more under wraps that you likely could in a litigated divorce, you have a bit more leeway when it comes to how much time it takes to work through certain matters when you take the mediation route. You can learn more about divorce mediation on our webpage.