Mediation is a common approach for couples to take to resolve their divorce disputes. More specifically, divorce mediation is where an impartial third-party person (the mediator) helps spouses reach an agreement they can both accept about relevant divorce issues. Divorce mediation typically entails several meetings between spouses, where they will discuss the issues that need to be resolved in the case before heading to court if necessary. Mediation may be desirable, as in mediation only the spouses involved in the dispute have decision-making power and not, say, a judge (or the mediator).
While mediation may not be able to resolve every single issue on the table, it can at least resolve some issues so that the couple can concentrate on fewer issues in court. Mediation can work for divorcing couples who seek to attempt discussion without the court’s intervention. Both cooperating couples and even families with high-conflict divorces can benefit from divorce mediation, as litigation often results in conflict, and mediation creates an environment for more personal discussion.
With the help of a divorce mediator like Attorney Kevin B. Gibbs, who is also an experienced divorce lawyer, couples can negotiate their own settlement and learn the techniques for resolving future differences. So, mediation allows couples to retain control over the decisions that affect their post-divorce lives.