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Mediation – A Better Way to Divorce

By Wisselman, Harounian & Associates  Jul. 25, 2011 11:01a

Divorce Mediation Grows in Popularity

As saving money and time has become significantly more important in recessionary times, an increasing number of divorcing couples in this country are turning to divorce mediation as opposed to the more traditional - and expensive - divorce litigation in the courts. Even the super wealthy are now opting for a mediated out-of-court settlement where the proceedings are held in a private setting as opposed to the public forum of a courtroom battle. Is this merely another sign of the economic crisis presently hampering all of our pocketbooks or are there more than just monetary considerations which make divorce mediation a better way to divorce?

Mediation, in which a trained mediator helps couples come to mutually agreed-upon settlement terms about their divorce issues outside of the courtroom, has many advantages. These advantages affect all those involved in the divorce process, including the children, who can often be caught in an agonizing battle between adversarial parents. All divorce issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support and maintenance, division of marital property and debt, and all of the myriad details involved in dissolving a marriage can be negotiated between the parties with the help and direction of a neutral mediator. In divorce mediation, the mediator's primary role is to guide the process to a satisfactory conclusion. At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, one of the largest and most well-respected matrimonial law firms on Long Island, you can obtain divorce mediation services with an experienced and dedicated Long Island divorce attorney.

Advantages of Divorce Mediation

As mediation takes place outside of the courtroom, it is not subject to the dictates of the court. This translates to a less costly, less time-consuming benefit which leaves you in control of decisions which may affect you for years to come. Further advantages are the privacy you maintain in mediation sessions as opposed to public courtrooms. Perhaps the biggest advantage, however, may lie in its ability to keep the acrimony that can accompany any divorce, involving anger, vindictiveness, or antagonism, from escalating into a battle that can only take a huge emotional toll on the entire family.

Having the right mediator can make all the difference in achieving success with divorce mediation. You will want someone who has the skills and experience to make it work. With more than 30 years of experience, the law firm of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates has a proven track record of success in this growing legal practice. By discussing your divorce situation with a Long Island divorce mediation lawyer at the firm, you can learn more about how you can benefit from this better way to end your marriage.

Contact a Long Island divorce mediation attorney at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates today.

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