What is Divorce Mediation Like?

Posted: 11 September, 2019

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “divorce?” If you’re like most people, divorce conjures up unpleasant images of a long, drawn-out court battle in which spouses are pitted against one another in an effort to gain property and/or custody of children. Regardless of which spouse ultimately emerges as the victor, both sides often pay a heavy price. In addition to extensive legal fees, the process frequently results in permanently strained relations that can a have a lasting negative impact on each spouse as well as the children.

The Mediation Alternative

Fortunately, Nevada residents have access to a more palatable alternative to the traditional divorce. Through a process called mediation, both spouses can emerge from a divorce with their financial health and personal dignity intact.

Mediation makes use of an impartial third party, typically a skilled and experienced Nevada divorce lawyer, to help the spouses reach an amicable agreement in critical areas such as child custody and support, division of assets and property, and business valuation.

A Closer Look at the Mediation Process

The mediator will meet with each spouse to determine his or her individual and needs and desires. Points of agreement as well as areas of dispute will be identified. Regarding the latter, the mediator will serve as a type of legal liaison between both parties in an effort to reach a suitable compromise. When all issues are resolved to the satisfaction of both parties, a final written agreement is prepared and filed with the court.

Benefits of Mediation

The conciliatory nature of the mediation process creates a more civilized divorce procedure. Instead of being viewed as a contest to determine which party can inflict the most damage upon the other, the focus is on finding ways to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. The financial impact is minimized, and the children do not feel as if they are caught in the middle of a game of “tug of war” between their parents. Mediation cases are typically wrapped up much more quickly than traditional divorces, enabling both parties to get on with the next phase of their lives.

Choosing Right Lawyers for Divorce Mediation

When you choose Right Lawyers as your Nevada divorce mediator, you and your spouse benefit from the services of experienced divorce attorneys who are highly skilled in the fine art of negotiation, which is essential for a fast and mutually acceptable resolution. Give us a call at (702) 767-7611 to speak with a mediation attorney today.