Divorce Mediation Pros and Cons

What some Pro’s and Con’s of Divorce Mediation?

PRO’s

  • The parties are independent from the court regarding selection of the mediator, scheduling meetings, the frequency of the meetings and the agreement that is negotiated.
  • The process is conducted in a series of informal meetings in which the parties have control.
  • The process is usually completed more quickly than a litigated case and the cost is much less.
  • Mediation allows your personal information to remain private since there will be no court testimony.
  • The agreements that the spouses make can be much more creative that a ruling handed down the Court.

CON’s

  • The parties involved must still have has some degree of trust in each other and the   willingness to communicate.  Without this, the mediation will be difficult.
  • The mediator will not offer legal advice to either party but may share what s/he believes the law is on a particular issue.
  • Mediation is a voluntary process and you and your spouse must agree on the mediator to use. This could be an issue if you and your spouse are not communicating well.
  • Mediation may not be appropriate in cases involving domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol issues. For these issues the Court’s may provide the protection needed.

Considering Divorce Mediation? Contact Bert Dempsey Law at 303-554-1415 or email for divorce options.

Bert Dempsey is a divorce lawyer located in Boulder, Colorado.

Contact Bert at 303-554-1415 or email to help you get through your divorce in an amicable way.