Georgia Divorce Mediation
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce Mediation is an important step in the direction of avoiding a court trial and achieving a win-win settlement. The mediation process is helped along by a third, neutral party called a mediator. Your mediator helps you and your spouse to craft the specific terms of your divorce settlement.
This safe and structured process can help reduce stress and avoid the long painful litigation battle process that seems to go on forever.
Who are Divorce Mediators?
Mediators can be lawyers, accountants, mental health professionals, clergy, or other professionals trained in alternative dispute resolution techniques. Their sole role is to help you and your spouse identify and resolve issues. You decide: not a judge or jury.
During the mediation, the couple becomes aware of all the important facts. Typically and each lawyer (and mediator) will explain to each spouse what they think is likely to happen in a court trial.
It’s critical for mediation to be successful that all information has been shared, reviewed and analyzed prior to the day of mediation. By this point, each spouse usually accepts that the divorce is inevitable. Hopefully, any existing barriers to informed productive negotiations have disappeared (or at least diminished). Now, a reasonable and fair settlement is more likely to happen.
You decide: not a judge or jury.
Divorce Mediators Create a Safe Space to Negotiate.
Mediation can be a safe and effective place to resolve all your disputed issues.
- Mediators don’t choose sides.
- They don’t determine the outcome of your divorce.
- They are only there to help you decide things for yourselves.
Divorce Mediation Works!
During mediation, most people realize that settlement is the best option and can craft a satisfactory settlement agreement that puts all remaining unresolved issues finally to bed. Now, each spouse can finally move on with their lives.
That’s why less than 10% of Atlanta divorce cases are resolved via a trial.