Mediation is about compromise. A neutral mediator helps you and your spouse reach an agreement on property division, alimony, child support and how you will share time with the kids.
Yet, maybe compromise is the last thing on your mind when you are about to divorce? Why go this route when what you want is to win?
1. Divorce will always be a compromise
Even if you fight everything out in court, the result will be a compromise — albeit one you will have less say over. A judge is not going to give everything to one party. If you go to court, they will need to find a fair balance as per Florida laws.
If you accept that you will end up compromising, you can use mediation to ensure you retain a say in what that compromise will be. You keep negotiating until you reach an agreement that you are both willing to sign.
2. You will save time and money
Skipping the battle in a divorce court will make things faster. That makes things cheaper as you pay less in legal fees and need less time off work to appear in court.
3. You can avoid a lot of stress
Even if money is no object and you have all the time in the world, mediation still makes sense as it reduces the mental toll of divorce. Your marriage is over. Why waste any more time than you need to on the past? With help to mediate your divorce, you can move on sooner, on better terms with your ex, and with more money in your pockets.