While many couples are focused on the idea of a court battle or expecting a contentious dispute when they make the decision to divorce, it doesn't have to work out like that. While there are often major communication issues that contribute to a couple needing to separate, if both parties can put these issues aside and focus on making the divorce as positive of an experience as possible, it can take a great deal of stress and pressure off of the situation.
While it is sometimes possible for couples to come to an agreement outside of the courts, it often takes going through the formal mediation process to work out issues and find some common ground. Mediation involves a neutral third party, which helps keep the conversation from veering off topic or devolving into pointing fingers and blaming.
Mediation can be of great benefit to couples who are able to set aside their issue and work collaboratively on coming to an agreement that works for their specific situation. However, it's also important to understand that mediation has its limits. It's still important to have legal counsel during this process to ensure you are aware of any possible consequences of the agreement and what you can do if you change your mind later on.
At the law office of Steven J. Gaba, we understand that mediation is a valuable tool for many couples. However, we also know that it doesn't work for everyone and are prepared to fight for your rights and best interests and take your case to trial if necessary.