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Pros and Cons of Mediation

Some see mediation as a favored approach to resolving disputes because it offers a less confrontational option for divorcing couples. When Ohio spouses are reviewing the scenarios for settling matters between them, here's what they should know about mediation, starting with its pros and cons. 

Divorce mediation - what is in it for me?

When you are not sure what else to do, and you have finally made the difficult decision to divorce your spouse, the last thing you may want is go to trial against him or her. An option for Ohio couples who prefer to avoid the courtroom is mediation, the addition of a third party with an objective view and trained conflict resolution skills. 

How can I prepare for divorce mediation?

By choosing Ohio divorce mediation, you have decided to split from your current spouse in a way that can be more amicable and productive than a court proceeding. However, you may not be sure how to prepare for a mediation process. According to the Huffington Post, there are several steps you can take to make your divorce mediation a productive one.

The facts about uncontested divorce

A popular perception of divorce is that it is often an acrimonious and contentious process, but it is possible for Ohio couples who are calling off their marriage to undergo a divorce without litigating it in court. Such divorces are commonly known as uncontested divorces, and they can present a number of benefits to the parties involved.

The many benefits of divorce mediation

If you are among the many people across Ohio who suspect a divorce may be in your near future, you may be starting to do your research about the process and exactly what it involves. Unless your soon-to-be-former partner is abusive or the two of you have a particularly volatile relationship, you may want to consider undergoing divorce mediation, as opposed to a traditional divorce. At the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC, we understand that divorce mediation offers many benefits, and we have helped many clients navigate the process while pursuing mutually suitable post-divorce arrangements.

Are mediation and arbitration the same?

When it comes to divorces and other legal disputes in Ohio, you may have heard mediation and arbitration discussed as possible solutions. However, while some people may think the two concepts are one and the same, the fact is that mediation and arbitration each involve a different method to resolve a dispute between parties.

Mediators: Qualifications and roles

When deciding on a mediator, couples need to know what qualifications the intermediary should have and what role he or she is expected to play in the proceedings. In Ohio, the court system has answered most of the questions about credentials, and the Ohio State Bar has outlined expected roles.

Studies find in favor of joint custody

As Ohio parents know, divorce can change the amount of time a parent gets to spend with his or her child. This is why figuring out a child custody arrangement that everyone can live with is of the utmost importance. New studies are finding that children who split their time between parents are coming out on top.

Study finds propensity for divorce may be genetic

Ohio couples know that marriage can be difficult and that each spouse brings their own baggage into a marriage, which many assumed could include commitment issues if a spouse came from parents who divorced. A new study found that genetics may be at play more than anyone previously realized.

The many benefits of divorce mediation

At the Law Office of Kristen L Campbell, LLC, we know that divorcing Ohio couples are under a great deal of stress. We also know, however, that your emotional and financial pain can be significantly lessened when you and your spouse commit to resolving your issues in a safe and rational environment rather than arguing about them in court. Such peaceful dispute resolution is the purpose of mediation.

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