Going through a divorce can be an incredibly difficult and emotional experience for most Hoosiers. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry, and unsure as to what the next steps should be often lead clients to turn to Google or the internet about how to proceed with a divorce. A quick google search for divorce leads most to a long list of attorneys in the area who offer divorce as part of their legal services. However, did you know that mediators in the State of Indiana can also help you through the divorce process and draft and file most of your legal documents as well? Through mediation in Indiana, we can help you and your spouse navigate this challenging time in a more positive and constructive way. Here are five benefits to Divorce Mediation in the State of Indiana:
Benefit 1: Take Control of Your Divorce
Mediation allows for you to take control of your divorce. Instead of leaving decisions up to a judge, you and your soon to be ex-spouse will work together to discuss all matters related to your divorce. With our assistance, we empower each of you to be heard, allowing you both to make decisions togethers that will affect your future and the future of your family. We ensure no one is bullied through the process to ensure a durable, mutually acceptable agreement that meets your unique needs and circumstances.
Benefit 2: Build Trust and Respect
Mediation can help you and your partner build trust and respect for each other through healthier ways of communication. Mediation is a future focused process that allows you to heal by working together through difficult situations in a more productive way. Mediation can be particularly important if you have children, as it will help you both maintain a healthy relationship as co-parents, preventing the destructive behaviors often found with a litigated divorce that can be detrimental to the children’s emotional development.
Benefit 3: Save Money
Mediation can save you money! Mediation is typically less expensive than traditional divorce proceedings, and you can often complete the process more quickly. This can be a significant relief if you are worried about the financial strain of divorce.
Benefit 4: Resolve Your Divorce Quickly
Mediation can help resolve your divorce quickly. In the State of Indiana, there is a 60-day “cool down” period from the date of the filing of the Verified Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage. What this means is that during those 60 days, we can meet together to resolve all matters related to your divorce, from the creation of a parenting plan, legal decision making, and the division of marital debts and assets allowing your divorce to potentially be resolved within two months! You won’t find a faster way to resolve your divorce.
Benefit 5: Most Likely to Never Step Foor in a Courtroom
Mediation allows you to most likely never step foot in a courtroom. In the State of Indiana, if participants in mediation come to a resolution on all matters, the participants have the right to waive their final hearing. What this means is that we can help you get divorced in the comfort of a casual setting, at times that are convenient for you both, and file your paperwork directly to the Court from our office. This allows you to avoid the stress, anxiety, and having to take off of work to go to a mandatory court appearance.
So, if you are looking for a more positive and constructive way to navigate your divorce in Indiana, consider mediation. It can empower you to take control of your divorce, build trust and respect with your partner, save you money, prevent you from having to go to court, and allows you to move forward with your life in a more positive and constructive way. Reach out for a free consultation to learn more about divorce mediation in Indiana.