Ending a marriage in Wisconsin has traditionally involved a couple fighting out their issues in court. Divorce litigation has often led to exorbitantly high court fees and hard feelings on both sides. If you are seeking a divorce from your spouse but want to avoid the high financial and emotional costs involved, you should know that there are other, less contentious, options available. We at Brazil & Benske have observed that alternative processes such as collaborative divorce and mediation can be less costly, create less conflict and yield greater satisfaction than divorce litigation.
Our law office has addressed a number of issues related to mediation, such as the benefits of discussing the idea of mediation with your spouse and some of the advantages of this process. In this post, we will look at mediation from a parent's perspective. Parents may find themselves in the middle of a divorce for all sorts of reasons, as with any married couple. However, it is especially important for those who have children to do what they can to resolve their divorce as peacefully as possible and make things easier for their kids.
When a couple decides to end their marriage, numerous options may be on the table and each person's situation is unique. For some people, working with a mediator is an excellent way to move forward and we have previously written about some of the benefits of this option (saving money and time, etc.). Mediation certainly is not for every couple and some cannot even consider working with a mediator due to domestic violence, for example. However, other couples may be unsure of the way in which their divorce should be approached and if you are in this position it may be helpful to have a conversation with your spouse about mediation.
When it comes to the divorce process, there are different options available for couples to consider. For example, some people head to court and move forward with a bitter, contentious divorce, while others are able to work things out with a mediator. If you and your marital partner are considering divorce, it would be wise to look at the advantages of mediation and consider all of your options. There are a number of reasons why divorce mediation is advantageous and while it may not be for everyone, many people have benefited from taking this route.
Mediation has steadily been gaining ground over the traditional divorce court proceeding. It is highly popular among couples who are either approaching middle age or are well into that phase of their lives: They see it as a more civilized way of ending marriage.