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Mediation may be worth considering for New York divorce

If the idea of having to go through drawn out courtroom litigation is holding someone back from ending a marriage, it may be worth remembering that conflict does not have to rule every case. If New York residents feel that they could potentially come to agreements with their soon-to-be exes, they may want to consider other divorce options. Mediation, for instance, may be a viable avenue for many people.

Though some parties may not know much about mediation, they could potentially have to go through this step anyway. Many courts across the country are making more orders for divorcing couples to first attempt mediation to come to settlement terms on their own with the help of a mediator instead of jumping into litigation. Of course, mediation is not for everyone, and litigation may still need to occur later.

If mediation does seem like a plausible route, divorcing parties may find that the process is less expensive and less time-consuming. Because the mediator helps keep discussion on topic and both parties have the ability to discuss their desires, conflict may remain low and decisions come more easily. Additionally, when agreeable terms are achieved in this manner, there is a greater chance that both parties will actually adhere to those terms.

Though divorce can be a difficult process, many individuals could make it work for them in the best way possible. Considering mediation may help parties learn more about a useful marriage dissolution option. If New York residents are interested in this method, they may wish to find out more information from legal professionals.

Source: lexology.com, "Four Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce", Ross T. Ewing, March 1, 2018

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