One of the primary reasons to opt for using Mediation in your divorce is the opportunity it provides for you and your spouse to communicate directly with each other. While divorce is inherently tough, relying solely on attorneys to handle all communication may not be the most effective approach. Mediation creates a space where you can freely express your thoughts and feelings. This open dialogue is crucial for a more straightforward resolution of disputes.

When communication breakdowns are a significant hurdle, Mediation provides a structured platform to overcome this challenge. By scheduling dedicated time for discussions, whether in person or through platforms like Zoom, you gain a valuable opportunity to communicate effectively. The mediator’s role, marked by empathy and impartiality, helps create an environment where you are less defensive and more willing to engage in constructive dialogue.

Interestingly, there are cases where Mediation has paved the way for reconciliation. While not a common outcome, some couples, after going through the Mediation process, choose to explore marriage counseling and attempt to salvage their relationship.

Confidentiality is another key aspect of mediation. What is discussed in Mediation stays within those walls, providing a safe space for both Parties to talk about their needs, interests, and concerns. Unlike a courtroom setting, where proceedings are often public, Mediation allows for a more private and secure environment to address personal matters.

The cost and time-saving benefits of Mediation cannot be overstated. Even if you can’t resolve every single issue through Mediation, the process can still address a significant portion of the issues in your case. This results in fewer court appearances and lower legal fees. Committing to the Mediation process can lead to the resolution of a substantial number of issues, reducing the overall burden on both time and finances.

The bottom line is that Mediation is a practical and empathetic approach to divorce, offering you a chance to communicate, resolve issues efficiently, and potentially even  salvage your relationship. As an alternative to the traditional adversarial legal process, Mediation is a valuable tool for those seeking a more amicable and cost-effective resolution to their marital challenges.

The Kim Mediation and Law Center is located at 3701 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 508 in Los Angeles, CA.  You may schedule an appointment by calling 213-352-1000 or visit www.kimmediationandlaw.com