When it comes to handling divorce, the same solution does not work for every couple. Everyone must try their own methods and see what works and what does not.
A good place to start is with divorce mediation. This option can help couples who have a largely amiable divorce ahead of them but may need a little additional help or structure.
Reasons to mediate
Forbes discusses divorce mediation as a potential tool to stay out of court. Many people want to stay out of court wherever possible, due to the high costs and long wait times that come along with them. On top of that, everything that goes through the public court system will join public records, meaning anyone can access them.
Of course, most people want to keep their matters private especially when it comes to something like divorce. To that end, it is possible to resolve divorce-related matters without ever having to go through a court battle.
How mediators help
Mediators can help in this respect. A mediator cannot make decisions for a couple. However, they can offer a unique perspective and opinions from the point of view of a person not involved in either side.
They also have professional training in dispute management and de-escalation techniques. In other words, they can ensure that arguments do not get out of hand if they happen and that everyone can proceed with discussions until they reach an ultimate compromise.
For couples who feel this is possible for them, it is a good option to explore. It can save time and money, along with preserving neutral or even positive ties.