Divorce is Difficult; Mediation Can Ease the Pain
As a Long Island, NY Divorce Attorney, I understand that divorce is usually an emotionally difficult time for the family. The process of the court system, the division of the marital property, and deciding the fate of the children, are all extremely stressful and upsetting for everyone involved.
You Have a Choice for your Divorce
You should know, however, that there is an alternative to resolving these issues that has major benefits to you in the divorce process: Divorce Mediation.
A Faster, Cheaper Alternative to Litigation
While a typical litigated divorce can take months or years to resolve, Divorce Mediation usually takes about 6-12 hours to complete. For this reason alone, Divorce Mediation is much less expensive and more affordable than a typical litigated divorce. Some litigated divorces can cost up to $100,000 for each party, while with divorce mediation; you can pay a small percentage of that and have the process complete before the day is over. Additionally, by achieving mutual agreements with issues such as child custody and alimony or spousal support, the two parties can save thousands of dollars.
You Decide, Not the Nassau or Suffolk County Courts
The objective of Divorce Mediation is to help you and your spouse develop a plan that both of you are comfortable with, instead of having the court decide what the arrangements for your divorce should be. The goal of divorce mediation is to produce a final divorce agreement that can outline the future structure of the lives and relationship of you, your spouse and your children. It also helps you achieve a true closure of the marriage. Ending your marriage with acceptance through an agreement as opposed to an adversarial feeling can be better on the emotions of everyone involved, especially your children.
Confidential Divorce Process
Another significant benefit of divorce mediation is its complete confidentiality. If you bring the divorce to Nassau or Suffolk County Court, there are permanent public records of your case. Utilizing divorce mediation allows for confidentiality behind closed doors and doesn’t allow the public to know the details of your divorce.
Contact us for a Free Consultation
To learn more about Divorce Mediation on Long Island and how it can save you time, money and stress, visit this page: How Divorce Mediation Works and its Benefits for Families in Nassau, Suffolk, Long Island. The Divorce and Family Law Firm of Robert E. Hornberger, P.C. helps dozens of Long Islanders like you resolve their divorces through divorce mediation, and make your transition to your new life as smooth as possible. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 631-923-1910 to learn more about if Divorce Mediation is the right solution for you and your family.