What happens when “Til death do us part,” changes to, “We’re just not working out and can’t stay married anymore?” – Well, divorce happens. That may be a droll way of putting things, but statistically, 50% of marriages in the US will end up in divorce or separation.
Going through a divorce is often one of the saddest and most stressful things that people will go through, not to mention one of the most expensive. Usually, when a couple goes through a divorce, this ends up in court and with attorneys involved, and this is what drives up the price. These proceedings can get expensive, especially when they are long, drawn-out divorces. However, there is an alternative that can get divorcing couples similar results that cost a lot less, and this is called divorce mediation.
Divorce mediation involves a mediator that assists both parties to gather and trade information. Then, the mediator analyzes issues put forth, to offer a range of possible results if litigation was pursued instead. The mediator is also responsible for coming up with a settlement that is as fair as possible to both parties.
For couples that wish to avoid the more adversarial divorce process that involves court litigation, this is a great option.
But It Gets Better
Getting divorced without an angsty court process already sounds impressive, but what if you were told that you could get divorce mediation online and not even be in the same continent as your soon to be ex-spouse? What if you can relax in some exotic locale while getting divorce mediation to take the edge off a stressful situation? This option is what online divorce mediation has to offer, and it’s so amazing that in places like San Mateo, it is gaining traction. All you need to go through with this is a computer and an internet connection so that you, together with other parties involved in the divorce, can meet with the mediator in a virtual conference room.