IMPACT ON CHILDREN
Even under relatively ideal circumstances with minimal conflict
between the spouses, divorce can be traumatic for the children
involved. Mediation helps parents focus on the best interests of their
children. A mediator will encourage the spouses to work together for
the benefit of the children.
Most divorce lawyers require upfront deposits (retainers). Retainers
often range between $3,000 to $7,500 or more for each party. So a
couple will pay at least $6,000 to $15,000 just to get started!
Unfortunately, much of the retainer is spent on costly legal tactics
and proceedings. The cost of mediation is a small fraction compared to
using two separate attorneys.
INNOVATIVE DIVORCE SOLUTIONS
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Family and divorce mediation is not a
substitute for independent legal advice. We strongly recommend that each
spouse consult with an attorney at some point during the mediation
Mediation provides a neutral setting where couples can openly and
confidentially discuss options, concerns, fears, and opinions. Open
communication leads to better outcomes. Couples with children begin to
improve the quality of their communication for future parenting.
In mediation, divorcing couples do not surrender control to attorneys
or a judge. A skilled mediator will guide the couple through
discussions about the legal, financial, parenting, and other
information needed to make their own decisions. Mediation gives a
couple freedom to do what is best based on their own unique
relationship, needs, and standards.
SAVE TIME & AVOID DELAYS
There is no reason why a divorce should put a family’s life on hold for
months or years. Mediation will help a couple avoid getting bogged down
and tied up in the legal system waiting for a court date.