Control. Sometimes we feel we are in control of a situation. Sometimes we feel as though we don’t have as much control over a situation. My clients frequently tell me they feel their lives start to go out of control when they are separating and contemplating divorce. Feeling in control of a situation is important for people. Popular movies like “The War of the Roses”, “The Squid and The Whale” and “Kramer vs. Kramer” famously depict divorce as a battleground where each partner struggles to survive and everyone is battered and bloodied by the entirety of the experience. The fighting we observe in those movies is largely fighting for control and a goal of “winning at any cost”. But divorce doesn’t have to be this way, and that’s where the mediation process comes into play.
Increasingly, couples are opting for the mediation process when it comes to their divorce. What are the benefits of mediation? There are many good reasons, in fact, to consider the mediation process instead of a traditional litigated divorce.
The mediation process offers these 10 benefits:
1. Greater control of the process and the outcome than litigation.
In other words, you have a say in the decisions that are made in regards to financials, assets, custody, visitation, and more.
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