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Going through the process of a divorce can be a heartbreaking and tumultuous time. However, there are many things you can do to lessen the burden of divorce on you and your loved ones. Mediation is one such tool that you can use to help avoid a contentious divorce and to set the foundation for a positive resolution that benefits everyone involved. Here are five reasons why mediation could make your divorce easier.

1. Mediation is Less Expensive than a Traditional Divorce

Generally speaking, the process of mediation is far more simple and less time-intensive than a traditional divorce, especially when compared to divorces that go to trial. Through mediation, you can cut your divorce costs and use the money you save to help you get back on your feet.

2. Mediation is Often Faster than a Contested Divorce

Traditional divorce, particularly when it is contested, can last months or even years. Mediation is one of the fastest ways to resolve your divorce with a hands-on approach.

3. You and Your Family Will Get More Personal Attention With Mediation

During mediation, you and your spouse are able to sit down with a mediator one-on-one. This means that your case gets more personal attention, allowing you to find compromises more quickly and easily than in a traditional divorce.

4. Mediation Can Help Protect Your Children from Conflict

Children are especially sensitive during a divorce, and it’s important to keep them from getting involved in the conflict. However, this is hard to do when you and your spouse are at odds about custody. By working with an experienced mediator, you can help shield your children from a contentious divorce.

5.  You Will Have the Opportunity to Create a Detailed Family Plan that Works For You

When you work one-on-one with a mediator, you and your spouse will be able to put together a detailed family plan that works for your unique situation. Although this is possible to do in court, it takes much longer and there’s less room for compromise.

Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today

If you and your spouse are involved in a divorce, or are simply considering the possibility, mediation may be an excellent option to help you speed up your separation and resolve your differences in an amicable way. Attorney Rita T. Jerejian is an experienced divorce attorney who understands how easily divorces can become complicated. She is dedicated to assisting you in any way possible and can provide you with comprehensive mediation and legal representation.

Contact Attorney Jerejian today for a consultation to discuss your legal needs by calling (201) 489-7714.