Love Lost

Falling out of love with someone is a tough thing to deal with. It can create problems you never imagined you would have with your partner. Regardless of why the connection you and your spouse had has diminished, there is always a path forward. If divorce is the next step, divorce mediation can be beneficial for all parties involved.

You’re Not Alone

Many couples go through divorce. An estimated 50 percent of American marriages end in divorce and this number seems to be continuously rising. While that divorce rate may seem unfortunate, it in turn means there are many resources out there to help you navigate through your own divorce process. Divorce mediation is one resource many couples choose. Mediators can be a great option for divorcing couples to consider during this difficult time in their lives. With their assistance, mediators help a couple make cordial agreements for the benefit of their post-divorce relationship. Nobody sets out to feel hateful towards another person, so making decisions harmoniously is one reason many choose mediation.

Divorce Mediation – Why It’s a Good Option for You

Divorce mediation, or mediation in general, is a process that happens outside the confines of the courtroom. Even though it does not involve the courts, it still results in legal agreements between two parties regarding issues like mortgages and child custody. Don’t think that just because the court is not involved makes your settlement is any less lawful. Both parties must agree to the terms of the agreement and anyone who strays from those terms can still be penalized.

The reason so many choose mediation over courts and attorneys to handle their divorce settlement is because it is much cheaper. Retaining lawyers and litigation costs can add up, especially the longer the case drags out. The average costs of divorcing in the court system can range anywhere between $15,000 to $30,000. Even a simple two-day divorce trial can cost upwards of $25,000 just in legal fees. These figures are mind-blowing, as finances are one of the most common reasons couples argue in the first place. Divorce mediation is a great alternative for people who can put their differences aside to come up with an agreement that works for everyone. Not every divorce has to be a fighting match. Amicable separations make for the best mediation cases. It may be tempting to want to argue during your divorce but choosing to work together can save everyone a lot of time and money.

Divorce Can Benefit Everyone

Divorce can be a scary thought for most people. How am I going to afford this? What about the kids? The house? These are all questions you might be asking if you’ve decided to divorce. Many people simply can’t afford a lengthy drawn out divorce. Some might need help figuring out a child custody agreement. Mediation is a great solution to solve the normal questions that arise with divorce. Also, if down the road an agreement needs to be updated, mediation can help you renegotiate the terms without having to go to court.

If you’re starting the divorce process, seeking the help of an experienced divorce mediator can be greatly beneficial in the long run. Mediation is a way for you to save money and come to a cordial agreement at the same time. If you are interested in seeking the support of a divorce mediator, contact Jacksonville Family Mediation today.

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“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Dasher as a mediator on several family law matters. Mrs. Dasher brings a wealth of experience from her prior career as a family law mediator for Clay County, Florida, which is one reason I choose to work with her. Family law is extremely high conflict, and Mrs. Dasher’s mediation skills help broken families resolve their issues so that they may move forward with their lives. I will gladly continue to use Mrs. Dasher in many of my family law cases.”

– Aaron Irving, Attorney at Law

“Lisa has successfully mediated several of my cases. She is a pleasure to work with and is a talented mediator. ”

– Julie Ann Rountree, Attorney

“Hi I want to thank you for everything you did on Friday. I was worried going in to mediation and didn’t know what to expect and just want you to know I feel like you do a noble job and, it takes a very special and wise person to help people and that’s what you did. You helped me and my son Isaac. Thank you I am forever grateful.”

– J.B.

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