The stress and uncertainty with the process can feel overwhelming for anyone who is contemplating filing for divorce. One way to get through the process without the added time, cost and stress of litigation, however, is through mediation.
At Miller & Illikainen in Fayetteville, our experienced family law attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in divorce mediation. They understand the advantages of the process and can help you decide if it might work for you and your spouse.
Advantages Of Family Law Mediation
When you and your spouse enter into mediation, you will sit down with your mediator, who is a neutral "referee." The mediator's job will be to keep you working toward a divorce settlement that you and your spouse can both live with. Our lawyers can be by your side in mediation sessions, or they can review the final settlement to make sure you do not agree to anything that is not in your best interests.
Some advantages of mediation include:
- The process is private; you and your spouse will not have to worry about airing disagreements in court.
- You will save time and money compared to litigation.
- You and your spouse will decide the final outcome of your divorce -- including custody, property division, and support -- rather than a family law judge.
- Working together now will help you and your ex-spouse work together better in the future, which will be necessary if you have children or ever need to modify the terms of your divorce.
Find Out If Mediation Is Right For You
We understand that every divorce and family law dispute is unique, which is why our attorneys will take the time to learn all the details of your situation and help you figure out the best way to proceed.
Schedule a consultation today by emailing us. Learn more about how we can help you, just as we have helped countless other families across North Carolina.