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Primary reasons to opt for divorce mediation

When faced with the divorce process, there is no hiding from the challenges that await. While many couples end up in court, fighting over the finer details of their divorce, this is not the way things have to be.

A growing number of people have come to understand the benefits of divorce mediation. These include:

-- Cost savings. You and your spouse will not spend nearly as much on mediation as you would a long legal battle. This is one of the primary reasons to at least consider mediation. After all, most people want to save money.

-- More control over the outcome. When you go to court, it is a judge who has the final say. With mediation, this is not the case. Instead, you and your ex are in position to work out the details associated with each disagreement.

-- Faster than court. Who wants a divorce to drag on longer than it has to? With mediation, couples are in a position to resolve issues in a timely manner. There is no waiting around for the court to set another date.

-- More flexibility. Do you have a busy schedule? With mediation, it is likely that you can continue with your day to day life as you know it. The same cannot be said for the court system. Instead, you show up when you are told to.

Nobody wants to go through a divorce, but if you find yourself in this position, you should do your best to make things go as smoothly as possible. This often means opting for mediation.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Celebrate Mediation Day: Top 10 Reasons To Mediate Your Divorce," accessed April. 23, 2015

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