What is the Difference Between Mediation and Litigation?

Mediation and litigation are two of the most common methods of divorce. As a result, it is important to understand both options thoroughly. Read on to learn more.

What is the difference between mediation and litigation?

Mediation is a route many couples choose to take. The process takes place outside of the courtroom. Mediation involves the divorcing couple working with a neutral third party. The third-party will help the couple make decisions about various matters of their divorce, such as child support, child custody, spousal support, and more. This process affords couples more control since these matters are in their own hands. There are a lot of benefits to mediation. For example, the process is often faster and more economical than more traditional methods of divorce. That being said, it is not the right method for everyone, especially considering it requires couples to work collaboratively and communicate with each other.

Litigation is another common method of divorce. Litigation takes place through the court. This process involves a judge making decisions on the couple’s behalf. The process can be long and arduous. It can also be expensive for both the couple and the state. It also affords less privacy since anything determined in the court can become a matter of public record. Regardless, it can be a good option for couples who are not necessarily on good terms. Additionally, some matters are too difficult to determine, even for couples ending their marriage on the best of terms. For example, matters of child custody can be some of the most difficult decisions to make, as both parents often feel strongly about what is best for their children. In this case, having a judge decide may be the best solution.

Every couple is different, and it is important to choose the method that works best for you and your unique situation. In order to determine which method of divorce is best, it is important to speak with an experienced divorce attorney. Contact our firm today to discuss your options with a knowledgeable attorney.

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