Should you litigate or mediate?
Find out which option works for you:
Why do some people choose litigation?
In cases where you and your spouse can’t agree, litigation might be the best option. Litigation is when you go to court and let a judge decide on a course of action. It is important to remember you will be responsible for filing deadlines and procedures, and you may be asked to submit evidentiary hearings or other kinds of evidence. Some reasons why it would be highly beneficial are:
- When your safety is at stake
- When one spouse refuses to negotiate
- When you can’t come to a compromise
Why do some people choose mediation?
With the help of an impartial third party, mediation may be the most cost-effective option for you. Even if your case still goes before a judge, having a settlement agreement can minimize the amount of time and money you spend in court. Additionally, working with trained mediators allows you to be an active participant in every aspect of your case. Some reasons why it would be highly beneficial are:
- Post-divorce stability
- Reduces conflict during and after the divorce process
- The likelihood of future litigation is decreased
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