When you decide to move forward with divorce, you hope that the process comes and goes as quickly as possible. You don’t want to be tied down for many months (or longer). Furthermore, you don’t want to spend more money than you have to.
Many people decide that divorce litigation is best for them. This means one thing: They will battle their former spouse in court.
Before you make this decision, you may want to learn more about mediation. There are many pitfalls of litigation that can be avoided through mediation, including the following:
— Expensive. If you want to save money, mediation is the best option. Litigation can be extremely expensive, especially when it drags on for an extended period of time.
— Time consuming. With litigation, you are sure to take many trips to court. Not only does this throw a wrench into your personal schedule, but it can also be stressful.
— You don’t have as much control. When you put a judge in charge, you lose control over many aspects of your divorce. With mediation, you get to retain some level of control, which will make you feel better about how things are progressing.
If you are worried about the pitfalls of divorce litigation, look into your other options. Our attorneys know the pros and cons of litigation and mediation, and we can help you make the best decision for your situation.
Do you want to learn more about mediation, including the benefits? Are you seeking more information on litigation? If so, you can read through our “Mediation & Collaborative Law” webpage.