Why Should I Consider Mediation For My Divorce?

In addition to the fact that the State of Minnesota requires divorcing couples (without a history of domestic violence) to participate in an ADR process, such as mediation, prior to appearing in court; the most obvious reason to choose mediation is simply, cost. A mediated divorce is typically 20-50% cheaper than a divorce using the traditional adversarial legal process. In addition to the financial savings, mediation is typically quicker and allows you and your spouse the opportunity to control your own future. Mediated divorce settlements also tend to have higher compliance rates because the agreements are mutually created. On a personal level, mediation generally provides a more respectful and peaceful marital ending which, if you have minor children, may be the most compelling reason of all. My personal passion about helping parents succeed during and after divorce allows me to better prepare you for the future and separate parenting of your children. Bottom line, you should consider divorce mediation because it is cheaper, more efficient, and it typically yields the same, if not better, results as the adversarial legal system.

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