Your divorce can not only exact heavy toll on your emotions, but also your wallet. Alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation have long been praised as being low-cost alternatives to traditional legal proceedings in Rockville. Yet exactly how much more money can divorce mediation save you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse? It may be difficult to answer that question given the unique elements associated with mediation. A better way to identify the cost-savings achieved through mediation may be to understand why traditional divorce proceedings can cost so much.
There are many different terms you may hear in the course of the divorce process in Maryland. While you probably know and understand terms such as custody, parenting plan and asset division, other terms may be unfamiliar. One example is alternative dispute resolution. Someone may suggest you use ADR in your divorce. It helps to understand the term so you know if it is something worth considering.
The benefits of seeking an alternative dispute resolution through mediation to end a marriage have been detailed on this blog in the past. This does not mean, however, that mediation is the best option for every case. The individual circumstances of one's divorce may dictate that it be best resolved in a courtroom under the supervision of a judge and other court officials.
According to the Maryland Judiciary, mediation is a viable option for resolving disputes without the costly expense of a trial. When deciding whether mediation is the right option for you, you may want to take a closer look at what it actually is and what benefits the process provides.
Several of those that we here at the office of Steven J. Gaba have worked with in the past may tell you that going through divorce proceedings is a time-consuming and often costly affair. In some cases in Rockville, circumstances may make contested divorce proceedings necessary. Yet if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse want to have your marriage dissolved quickly (and are willing to work together toward that end), then you may want consider the merits of an uncontested divorce.