Divorce mediation refers to the process in which both parties to a divorce hire a single lawyer who neither represents either party, but rather, guides both toward an amicable resolution. New Mexico courts and the majority of divorce attorneys recognize mediation as one of the most effective and cost-friendly ways to obtain a divorce. However, for mediation to do its job, the attorney heading it must have a high degree of training and skill. If mediation is something you and your spouse are interested in, reach out to Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC to see why our team is the team for you.

Can You Benefit From Mediation?

Mediation is not right for every situation. Mediation is ideal for couples who can agree on most issues pertaining to divorce or who are willing to compromise with one another. That is not to say parties must be friendly with each other; that is rarely the case in divorce. Rather, these couples simply need to be able to communicate without arguing and cooperate to some degree.

If you and your spouse cannot be in the same room without arguing, mediation may not be a good fit. Likewise, if your marriage was characterized by verbal or physical abuse or both, most lawyers would recommend against divorce mediation.

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Mediation comes with three major advantages. However, to reap the benefits of divorce mediation, the process must be led by an attorney who has the experience and qualifications to successfully mediate a divorce. With the proper guidance, you and your spouse can experience each benefit:

  • Cost Savings: A successfully mediated divorce can be much less expensive than a litigated one.
  • Time Savings: Because mediation does away with the need for the court’s involvement, you do not have to wait for the courts to process your paperwork, open court dates or other time-consuming processes associated with litigation.
  • Control: Mediation allows couples to maintain control over their divorce, as they can compromise and come to decisions that work for both parties. Parties who settle their divorces through litigation often find that judges take an all or nothing approach, which results in dissatisfaction with the outcomes.

If you and your spouse are still on okay terms, it would be worth your while to attempt divorce mediation before you go the litigated route.

Getting Started With Divorce Mediation

The divorce mediation process begins the same way as the standard divorce process: By placing a single phone call to an Albuquerque divorce attorney. Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC has helped countless couples come to a divorce settlement with which all parties are satisfied. If you want to take control of your divorce while saving time and money, call our law firm today to learn more about the mediation process.

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