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Looking for an Alternative to Litigation? Try Mediation!


The typical courtroom litigation route isn’t always the best way for some families when it comes to solving family law issues. Your family is unique, so when you and your spouse are looking to get a divorce, your solution will need to be as individual as you are. However, courtroom litigation sessions rarely come to this type of a conclusion since they rely on legal statutes to come to the final terms of your divorce. This often leads to unhappiness and a divorce agreement that’s far from optimal for your family.

However, there is an option that can help you avoid all of these headaches and stresses. Those looking to avoid major conflicts or who can make a genuinely concerted effort to work together to solve their problems may benefit from divorce mediation! Mediation is an alternative to courtroom litigation which involves a negotiator who bridges gaps, encourages flexibility, and helps both of you reach a fair and mutually satisfactory conclusion for your case.

During mediation, you and your ex sit down together with a mediator and discuss your goals and priorities in your divorce. Your mediator then helps you both work together to come to a

Advantages to Mediation

The mediation process is one that extends an olive branch of peace and willingness to work together in the middle of what could otherwise potentially be a long and arduous courtroom litigation battle.

Some advantages to a mediated resolution can include:

  • A longer-lasting and happier resolution: the solution you reach will be individually tailored to fit your life, your schedule, and your financial situation. You won’t have to worry about the terms being unfair to either side, or worse, fair to neither of you.
  • Financial savings: By not having to deal with constant courtroom litigation sessions, you will save a ton of money on courtroom fees and hours of having your attorneys go back and forth over who gets what. Mediation solves these issues without these expenses, which means both of you save money that you will need after your divorce is finalized.
  • Less harbored resentment between parties: When you and your spouse create your divorce terms via mediation, most couples feel as though they have created a genuinely fair divorce agreement that protects both parties’ interests. This leads to less resentment, better quality of life, and a better environment for children after a divorce is finalized.

Mediation is not necessarily the easiest route to take, and may not be the best option for some couples, depending on the nature of their issues. Those who cannot work together for any reason or are constantly at each other’s throats for one thing or another may not be able to peacefully sit at the table and work together. Speaking with a skilled Daytona Beach family law attorney can help you better determine the best course of action to take in order to successfully dissolve your marriage.

Buckmaster & Ellzey provides reputable and high-quality legal representation for those all throughout the Daytona Beach community. We understand the difficult and sensitive nature of a family law matter, including divorce, and we can help you by serving a qualified, compassionate mediator to help you and your spouse reach a successful and satisfactory divorce agreement. We believe in going the extra mile for our clients, and we work closely with you to determine how your life is impacted by your legal matter to help you create the best possible solution.

Ask to receive a legal consultation today! Call Buckmater & Ellzey today at 888.785.6548 to schedule your appointment with one of our attorneys.

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