If you and your spouse are considering ending your marriage, you have a lot of decisions to make. There is more than one way to go about getting a divorce in Georgia. For instance, if you are wanting to keep the matter out of court, you could always try mediation first.
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method where couples meet with a mediator and hash out the details of their divorce settlement. Depending on how complex your specific issues are, or if you and your spouse are struggling to agree on certain issues, mediation can either be completed fairly quickly or it can take time. In most cases, mediation results in a faster, less expensive divorce process.
Wondering exactly how mediation works? As stated above, you and your spouse will meet in a neutral, informal location and discuss the terms of your divorce. The mediator will serve as an unbiased third party whose role is to keep negotiation moving, and offer suggestions and legal clarification. You can, if you wish, also have your attorney present at all or some of your sessions. To learn more about the benefit of mediation and have an attorney throughout this process, please visit our firm’s website.
Is mediation a perfect process? No, it is not perfect and not for everyone. However, for most Georgia residents, it can and does work. If you are interested in keeping the details of your divorce private, making decisions for yourself rather than letting a judge have the final say and are willing to work through the negotiations process, mediation may be a good fit for you.