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Does Mediation Work?

Mediation can be an extremely valuable part of the divorce process, allowing both spouses to settle important issues of their divorce without having to resort to a contested case. Additionally, mediation can save both parties a significant amount of time, money, and stress. If you would like to work out the details of your divorce in a favorable manner, consider the circumstances of your divorce. Certain factors may indicate whether or not a fair negotiation is possible at this time.

Use the following to help gauge whether or not you are ready to begin mediation.

Mutual Readiness to Divorce
If both parties would like to divorce and neither is set on reconciling, you are likely to experience less difficulty as you negotiate the terms of your dissolution. On the other hand, if one party is resistant to the idea of ending your marriage, mediation is not likely to be an effective means of reaching an agreement on key issues.

Your Relationship with Your Spouse
Even when a divorce is difficult, a positive outlook in the matter can make mediation a breeze. You are likely ready for mediation if you have a desire to end your marriage on favorable terms. Similarly, if you don't hold your spouse at fault for the divorce, it will be easier to reach a mutually beneficial agreement in the matter. Key indicators that you are not ready for mediation include hostility toward your spouse, fear or mistrust of them, and/or a history of abuse.

Other Factors
A wide range of factors can come into play during mediation, affecting one or both parties. Other issue to consider range from your perception of the other's parenting ability to habitual substance abuse. To learn more about the possibility of mediation as you take steps to dissolve your marriage, contact The Law Offices of Donald Mastrodomenico, P.C.

Work with our firm!

When you decide to work with a Queens divorce lawyer from our firm, you can take confidence that your case is in good hands. In addition to a flat fee, we only charge $500 for helping negotiate terms in an uncontested divorce. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive valuable service at a reasonable price, and have consistently provided top-notch representation for more than 400 cases a year. Our dedicated attorneys are more than qualified to handle your case.

Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation!