3 Reasons To Consider Divorce Mediation

When people are in the midst of the divorce process, they aren’t hoping for it to last longer. It can be an emotionally difficult period in anyone’s life. There can be a significant amount of confusion and uncertainty during that time regarding the future. Having unresolved issues such as child custody and spousal support can be a heavy burden to carry throughout your daily life. 

Mediation is an elegant solution to many problems and disputes that arise when two people end their marriage. As difficult as the experience may be, understand that others have gone through it and have even discovered better lives on the other side. Mediators and attorneys are two examples of professionals that have experienced his process and know-how to guide you through it.

You Still Have Power

Another factor that adds stress to the divorce process is your lack of control. If you go to court, will the judge see your side? A mediator is a professional who listens, discovers disagreement, and works towards building a resolution. Unlike the courtroom, you can reject a proposal and make counteroffers. 

You Know Your Family

Your family’s situation is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all solution that is going to accommodate you. The mediation process is about sculpting that solution. You may be thinking that it isn’t you that is being unreasonable. Perhaps you have a disgruntled spouse that is trying to be difficult for the sake of hurting you. 

Although this can happen, a mediator is accustomed to working through complex issues. They may explain to your spouse the reality of the situation in concrete terms. Their job is to find common ground, and they have established ways of reaching it. And if you and your former spouse get there, you have the chance to craft an agreement that is genuinely in the best interest of your family.

The Unseen Consequences 

Long divorces don’t only cost you a significant amount of time and money, but there are many things that get overlooked. For example, if you have a home, you may be prevented from selling it or buying a new one while your divorce process plays out. 

Children, too, are impacted during highly contested divorce battles. And lastly, fighting is not a guaranteed method for helping you win. You could devote significant amounts of time and money hoping for a court battle and still walk away displeased. Take control of what you can control. Ask your attorney about ways that allow for a more collaborative divorce process

Andrea L. Gamalski Attorney & Counselor at Law 

When you work with us, you receive an attorney focused on your needs so that you can take care of yourself and your family. If you are about to begin (or have begun) the divorce process, choose a trusted legal counsel who has both personal and professional experience with it. Call Andrea L. Gamalski, Attorney & Counselor at Law, at (845) 853-8036 to schedule a free phone consultation. 

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Andrea L. Gamalski understands how important it is to have a compassionate and empathetic family law attorney who fights hard for their clients in the courtroom–mainly because she’s been one of these clients herself.

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