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What are the benefits of mediation in child custody cases?

When you and your spouse -- soon-to-be your ex -- cannot agree on a child custody arrangement yourselves, you typically have to go to court and a judge will rule. However, that puts the decision-making power entirely in the judge's hands, which makes some people nervous.

What are good steps to take to prepare for mediation?

The process of mediation as it applies to divorce and other family law issues is one that is still developing in many ways. In the view of many, use of mediation has a number of possible advantages. Perhaps chief among them is that those who choose to use it have a chance to maintain greater control over the proceedings. Those who commit to mediation can work to resolve their issues themselves.

What is the key to successful divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation gives you a chance to stay out of court, making decisions on your own and working with a third party to guide you and your spouse through the process. It's typically a faster, low-stress way to reach fair agreements when you and your spouse have not been able to do it on your own.

How do I know if mediation is a viable divorce option for me?

Choosing the correct route to a finalized divorce in Ohio can be confusing. First, there is the decision as to what type of action you need - legal separation, dissolution of marriage, divorce (contested), or annulment. Then, you may want to examine what kind of process you want to follow - litigation, collaboration or mediation.

3 options for out-of-court custody proceedings

As a parent going through divorce, you certainly want to make the process as easy on your children as possible. You may have heard many horror stories relating to parents fighting over custody of the kids and know that such a situation can have detrimental effects on the children. As you now face custody proceedings of your own, you may wish to determine how to approach the process with as little conflict as possible.

The top seven reasons to choose mediation for your divorce

You may already know that divorce mediation is very different from divorce litigation. Instead of going to trial, you work with a neutral third party to discuss disputed issues and pursue mutually acceptable solutions. However, you may not know whether mediation is really worth it or not. What are the benefits?

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