Of course, you can mediate your divorce. Even if you don’t get along doesn’t mean you need to spend the time and money on a drawn-out court battle. The mediator’s job is to bring the people together, to facilitate a constructive negotiation and come to an amicable conclusion. They may not get along but that does not mean they need to waste money on a litigated divorce. It is my job as the mediator to get you to the end, if possible. If one party is being completely unreasonable and it’s not just a question of them not getting along, then it may be that mediation is not the process for them.
Many people do not want to go to court for their divorce, so, in those instances, mediation is the best way to go. Mediation is typically cheaper because you do not have to pay the court for this type of divorce. During the mediation, you can divide your marital assets, determine child custody and hopefully conclude your marriage amicably. In the event that you and your spouse really cannot come to an agreement about matters such as child custody or equitable distribution of the marital assets, you may have to go to court to have the judge decide. In some cases, the judge may just order you to continue mediation until both parties can come to an agreement. Mediation can and does work in many instances but this option may not be for everybody if the two parties cannot agree. If you and your spouse are getting a divorce and want to see if mediation is the correct option for you, please come in for a free initial consultation with the Law Offices of Judith Goldberg.
Judith Goldberg is an experienced and effective divorce attorney serving Connecticut with quality services related to divorce and family law. If you need a compassionate lawyer to guide you through your family law matter, contact the Law Offices of Judith Goldberg for a free consultation.