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What are the goals of divorce mediation?

Ohio couples who are looking to get a divorce may also benefit from divorce mediation. There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding this, but it can actually be a big help to you and your spouse as you are attempting to work through your divorce.

The goals of divorce mediation are often misinterpreted, with many people believing that mediators are attempting to mend a relationship or get a couple back together. That simply isn't the case. FindLaw states that divorce mediation is instead meant to create mutually acceptable divorce terms. Along with ensuring that the terms are legal and equitable, mediation also aims to save you time and money by allowing you to avoid litigation. Through mediation, you may also limit hostilities between parties, which can make life after the divorce easier, too.

A good mediator will be able to work with both you and your spouse to reach agreeable terms. They will be able to provide a third perspective to any arguments, with the added benefit of being a party that has no preexisting biases. The best part is that you don't actually need to follow what a mediator suggests to the letter. They are not there to tell you what you need to do. Instead, they're simply an additional tool that can be used to reach a consensus, providing you with potential clarity in a situation where emotions can run high.

In addition to legal help, having the emotional help of a mediator can be good for a divorcing couple. Regardless of what you end up doing for your divorce, mediation is a good possibility that can be considered.

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