DON’T BELIEVE RADIO ADVERTISING: Divorce Mediation Faster, Safe, Costs Less than Litigation

July 15, 2018 by Kathryn Lazar

Some lawyers, trying to secure more divorce clients, trash mediation in their radio ads. Contrary to these advertisement’s claims, mediation frequently results in a better understanding of dispute issues and legally binding agreements, at less emotional and financial cost than litigation.

Mediation uses an impartial third-party to help people discuss their disputes, decide next steps and come up with solutions. Mediation is increasingly considered the appropriate dispute resolution process due to its cost-effectiveness, efficiency and ability to help people make decisions while resolving conflict constructively.  Individual mediation clients can confer with a lawyer to get any individual legal advice they feel they need, while they are going through the mediation process.

In our divorce mediation cases, we find that over 90% of the couples are able to come to a mutually acceptable agreement, spending less than half the time and money  they would have spent if they hired separate lawyers to negotiate or fight it out.  Consider it as a possibility.

If you are interested, you and your spouse would meet with one of our divorce mediators in a consultation to learn more and decide whether this is the right course of action for you to take.  If you are interested, call us at 845-896-9651 to set up a mediation consultation.