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Tampa Mediation Lawyer

Ending a marriage is never easy. Divorce can be complicated, as there are so many issues involved. While many divorce cases have to go to court to get resolved, sometimes they can be resolved outside of court through mediation.

Mediation involves a third party knowledgeable of the law who can help guide the parties along to a resolution that works for both of them. If done properly, it is quicker and cheaper than going to court. Plus, it eases the court’s workload, which is highly beneficial, as courts are extremely backlogged.

When it comes to divorce, Westchase Law can help you understand your options. Mediation is one of them. See how our knowledgeable Tampa mediation lawyers can help you and your spouse resolve your issues.

Benefits of Mediation

Not everyone can benefit from mediation. Some people have personality disorders and are incapable of negotiating with their spouses. Then there are those who are in abusive relationships and should not be using mediation to resolve their issues. In these situations, going to court is the best option.

However, mediation can be helpful in the majority of cases where couples want to resolve their issues but just need a little help from an outside party. Here are some of the benefits of mediation:

  • Greater control. Mediation allows the parties to control the outcome of their dispute. The spouses are directly involved in the resolution and cannot be ordered to agree to something they disagree with. Unlike a courtroom, the decision is not in the hands of a judge who knows nothing about their situation and may hand down a resolution that neither party is happy with.
  • Reduced costs. Mediation is typically much cheaper than trying to settle the issue through court. Litigation involves court costs and attorney’s fees, which can be very expensive.
  • Faster outcome. Mediation is also very quick when compared to pursuing the issue in court. Mediation may take a half day or maybe even a full day. Still, this is much quicker than trying to resolve the matter in court. Delays are common and it may take months to get a court date scheduled.
  • Preservation of relationships. When there are children involved, the parties will have to remain cordial with each other after the divorce. Mediation focuses on effective communication and helps the parties remain friendly rather than attack each other.
  • Confidentiality. Court proceedings are made public, so anyone can see what happened. On the contrary, mediations are kept entirely confidential, so you and the other party can keep the details private.

Contact Westchase Law Today

If you and your spouse cannot resolve your issues on your own, mediation can be a good option. It can help you come to an agreement that is favorable to both of you, rather than letting a judge decide.

Mediation can help resolve your issues while saving time and money. Count on the team at Westchase Law to help you through the divorce process with ease. Contact our Tampa mediation attorneys today at 813-490-5211 to schedule a consultation.

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