Managing the divorce process is stressful, draining, and can be emotionally devastating. Divorce will affect every part of life and creates major upheaval of financial circumstances and living arrangements, contributing to instability and uncertainty. During such a volatile time when so much is at stake, the smartest move is to connect with a legal expert.
At Simon Law Group, you will find professional and experienced family lawyers that can guide you through the confusing legal process of divorce and make sure all the aspects of your unique situation are addressed. Involving a legal consultant will ensure that the process will move forward in a timely manner and give you the best chance of a fair outcome.
Your lawyer will most likely advise you to use mediation to navigate the details of your divorce. It’s usually beneficial to both parties to settle as much as possible outside of court. In Arizona, mediation can be required if children are involved in the dispute. A mediator is a third party that can facilitate difficult conversations, validate concerns, and keep the discussion on track. Because a mediator is not connected to the divorce or emotionally involved with either party, they are able to guide the mediation sessions in a way that is productive and evenly balanced for both parties.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation keeps the level of conflict low. The presence of a mediator motivates both parties to act in a more civil manner through the process. Since someone is watching and taking notes, it generally keeps the conversation from getting volatile and deters combative behavior and threats.
The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation states multiple benefits to using mediation. “Generally, using divorce mediation to settle divorce out of court take significantly less time than litigation, cost substantially less in legal fees, and result in far better agreements than using lawyers in court.”
The mediation process provides more flexibility on going back and forth on issues. Making your own decisions regarding the outcome of your divorce is more ideal then having a judge determine the result. The judge will want to see a sincere attempt to resolve any impasse before bringing the dispute to court.
To learn more about mediation and what to expect, the Superior Court of Arizona provides answers to frequently asked questions.
Navigating Divorce Mediation With Simon Law
Simon Law Group understands the intricate nature of family law and divorce cases, and works with clients to conclusively solve the challenging issues that may arise. If you need more information about the divorce process or how mediation can help your situation, please call Simon Law Group of AZ at 480-568-1141.