Believe it or not, this is one of the most important decision you will make during your separation process. Depending on which one you chose can determine the cost, longevity, and emotional output of your divorce proceedings. Here is some information you need to know when making this important decision.

Meditation Litigation
Decision Making & Control Proactive! You are in control of the outcome and the decision agreed upon reflect you and your family’s unique needs! Reactive. Lawyers and Judges rely on precedent which results in a loss of control and power.
Cost Financial responsible and cost effective Financially draining on your assets
Communication Fosters an open and honest dialogue of issues. Encourages expression of positions, interests & needs. Communication between parties is discouraged by counsel. Opportunities to express concerns are limited.
Confidentiality All information shared during the meditation process is private. All information, including financial, becomes part of the public record of the court.
Emotional Atmosphere Cooperative, comfort and less stressful. Adversarial and contentious (you vs. them mentality)
Impact on Children Minimized! The needs of the children remain central to decision making. Often overlooked. Children may be used as pawns in legal proceedings.
Meeting Tone Business-like & informal. Formal and intimidating.
Duration of Process Time efficient by design. Court dictated & lengthy.
Future Intersections Stage is set for future agreements. Stage is set for future disputes.

Table from http://modernfamilymediation.org

If you are unsure if you need a lawyer or a mediator, give us a call. At Clarity Divorce we have both mediators and lawyers who work with you for the best outcome for you and your family. Contact us below or give us a call at 343-887-5053.