Updated: Jan 12, 2022
When you separate, there are several process choices to assist you in resolving the issues stemming from your separation. Mediation is one option. Clients often ask me whey they should choose mediation.
Some of the main benefits of mediation are as follows:
Unlike the court process, mediation is confidential and there is no public record created.
It can be faster that a court process where it can take years to get to trial.
It is typically far more cost effective to mediate than going to court.
Outside professionals – counsellors, financial advisors, appraisers, child assessors, etc. – can easily be brought into the mediation process to make recommendations and provide information.
You maintain control over the outcome. When you go to court, you hand the control over to a judge. With mediation, you maintain the control.
The process is far less adversarial than litigation, which can have a huge carry-over benefit for your co-parenting relationship and your children.
You can easily tailor the mediation space to ensure you are comfortable. Frequent breaks, virtual meetings instead of in-person are all things that can be done in mediation to ensure your comfort.
You decide what issue you want to discuss and in what order.
Let us know if you think mediation is the right choice for you.