Divorce can be expensive and can be messy between couples in Florida or another state. Thankfully, many lawyers offer divorce mediation services. Mediation can give you and your spouse a more affordable option and reduce conflict. It makes the entire process easier for you, your spouse and your children.

1. Less stress

Mediation is typically much less stressful than a traditional divorce. The goal is for you and your spouse to cooperate and come to some form of an agreement without a heated battle. This often means that there will be less work stress and less stress at home as you will not face a prolonged divorce that affects all aspects of life.

2. Less time

Mediation takes much less time to complete than traditional divorce as well. In most cases, mediation is over within 10 sessions at the most. Brainstorming is always permissible in the mediation process as well, so be sure to bring ideas with your spouse and mediation lawyer. This is part of the flexible process.

3. Less publicity

Mediation is also much more private than divorce proceedings are. There is no courtroom, so no members of the public have to hear the messy details of your private life. Every piece of information that comes up in mediation stays between you, your spouse and the mediation lawyer. It is completely confidential and private.

4. Lower cost

Mediation is much less expensive than a traditional divorce. You can save as much as 60% of the cost of a divorce if you choose mediation as an alternative. Costs are dependent on the agreement that you make, of course, but it should be less expensive than a court battle.

Choosing mediation

Mediation is designed to bring a much more peaceful ending to your marriage than a traditional divorce. It has many benefits and is beneficial to every member of your family, including your children. You may want to contact a family law attorney to explain your rights and help you with this process.