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Three Reasons to Consider Mediation and Arbitration

Divorces are inherently difficult processes, and they are often made more difficult when the two individuals hire opposing lawyers that fight over common issues such as property division, alimony, child support, custody, and other similar matters. The process can become ugly quickly—especially where money is concerned—which isn’t good for anyone involved, especially if there are children being affected by the outcome of the divorce. An alternative to this common practice is the use of mediation and arbitration for divorce, which involves a single attorney mediating between the wishes of both sides. There are many reasons to choose mediation and arbitration for your divorce, a few of which are listed below.

    • It’s cost-effective. Mediation is often a far more cost-effective option for divorce proceedings because it involves the use of one attorney rather than two. It is often a much faster experience too because the two sides are choosing to cooperate rather than struggle over solutions, which can decrease the time spent in proceedings and therefore the amount that you have to pay.
    • It sets the precedent for cooperation in future interactions. For many divorcing couples, there is a continued interaction after divorce, which is necessary when children are involved. Choosing to mediate your divorce shows that you want an equitable and fair solution for everyone involved and shows a willingness to cooperate with your former partner, which is imperative for future interactions involving alimony, child support, child care, and future major decisions.
    • It’s better for children. When children are involved in divorce proceedings, it is paramount to keep the proceedings civil and the process as smooth as possible as the children are already struggling to transition through a difficult time. Ugly divorces can further upset children’s worlds as they try to adjust to a new life with new homes and new rules. Seeing their parents treat each other with care and respect despite their differences can ease their transition and assure them of future cooperation.

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If you are going through a divorce or considering one, you should consider using mediation and arbitration for the proceedings. Mediation shows that you want the divorce to be fair and amiable despite the reasons for the divorce and can make future interaction simpler and healthier. Here at Marshall & Taylor PLLC, we understand how difficult divorces can be and are passionate about easing the process for our clients. If you have any questions about the mediation and arbitration process or would like to set up an appointment with one of our qualified Raleigh, North Carolina divorce attorneys, please contact us at 919-833-1040 today.

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