So often we talk about all the reasons mediation is more beneficial than litigation, especially when children are involved. What is rarely mentioned is that mediation can also be mentally anguishing, exhausting and stressful. So, is it worth it? Shouldn't you just litigate? Let me share why you should consider sticking with mediation...
You, and only you, know what outcome you are willing to accept.
When attorneys are involved, there is a lot of back and forth, posturing and ineffective use of time and expense. Having a face-to-face conversation with the person you are in conflict with will allow you both to see where agreements can be made, instead of relying on the feedback from a third party. Less dollars out of your wallet and more mutual resolutions. It's a win-win.
*Arrangements can be made to accommodate couples with protection orders. Even in separate rooms, shuttle mediation can be far faster and more effective than litigation.
Children and relationships come out on top.
Children of divorcing or separating couples fare better when their parents communicate in mediation about the children's best interests. Litigation puts all the power and control in the Judge's hands, instead of with the parents who know the kids best. Judges are looking to reduce their case load and may not have the time or show the interest to really hear what is best for the kids. Put the kids first. They will benefit the most, and your relationship with your ex stands a chance. Mediation doesn't just resolve today's conflicts. It teaches parties how to communicate in the future too!
Avoiding Court means you can move on more quickly.
How many times will you have to miss work to appear in Court? When you get there, do you greet your ex, or do you sit on your side and use your attorney as a buffer? In the courtroom, how long are you waiting for your case to be called? Does your attorney sometimes show more aggression or indifference to something you think could have been worked out? How often does opposing counsel ask to continue the case without any progress that day? Did you miss work for this?! What a waste of time.
If you are looking for an efficient and successful way to move on, mediation can resolve all lingering issues in sessions that accommodate your schedule and focus on what the parties think are the most pressing issues.
At South Denver Conflict Solutions, we can mediate during nights or weekends so you don't have to miss work or other obligations. Call us to set up a complimentary telephone consultation.
Gabriela Stear, Esq.
7350 E. Progress Pl, Ste 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
DTC near bellview and quebec
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