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Is Mediation the Right Choice for Your Divorce?


We have all seen the movies where couples get divorced in courtrooms where the judges have to bang the gavel five or six times before getting the attention of the room. While some traditional divorces may look like those movies, many do not. In fact, it’s possible to skip the courtroom entirely with divorce mediation.

What Is Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a process where the couple meets with one person, the mediator, who guides them through the procedure and creates a contract along the way. The mediator is there to do two main things, log the progress of the divorce as desired by both parties, and use his or her divorce experience to help create compromises.

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

Ultimately, only you and your partner can determine if divorce mediation is right for you, but here are a list of some of the pros and cons.

Pros of Divorce Mediation

  • Focus on compromise;
  • Can be faster than a traditional divorce;
  • Nothing is set in stone until the end of the process.

The pros of divorce mediation are also some of the biggest cons. If you and your spouse have a hard time agreeing, divorce mediation may not be the right choice for you. Additionally, if you or your spouse are prone to change your minds, divorce mediation may be too flexible for your needs.

Interested in Hearing More About Mediation?

If you are interested in hearing more about divorce mediation or are looking for an attorney for your traditional divorce case, Buckmaster & Ellzey is here to help. Our firm can assist you in determining if mediation is the right choice, or we could fight for your needs in a traditional divorce setting.

Call (888) 785-6548 now for a consultation for your divorce case.

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