Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation

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Here at the office of Robert G. Spaugh, Attorney at Law, we have extensive experience in family law, and we can provide the legal services you need when you are going through a divorce. Getting divorced can be a very complex and emotionally draining process that ends up costing a lot of your time and money. However, one thing that can help both you and your spouse despite your troubles is divorce mediation.

Common Misconceptions About Divorce Mediation

There are many misconceptions out there about divorce mediation, so we’re here to set the record straight and let you know how mediation can benefit you. Here are some of those misconceptions:

  • Mediation is only for simple cases- This is untrue. For one thing, no divorce case can truly be called “simple.” Each is unique with a unique set of issues. In addition, mediation can help even those who are going through a complicated divorce. If you’re not splitting amicably, a mediator is skilled at resolving conflict and helping you to communicate with each other.
  • Mediation is always the best option- Divorce mediation can be a good thing for many couples, but it isn’t the best choice for everyone. If one or both parties is unwilling to cooperate and be honest, mediation won’t work. In addition, it may be an inappropriate option if the couple has a history of domestic violence or abuse.
  • Mediation is for couples who want to get back together- Divorce mediation is not intended to help couples reconcile. Rather, it allows you and your spouse communicate and make decisions that help you go forward with the divorce and move on with your separate lives.
  • Mediation is a waste of money- Divorce mediation can actually help you save money if it is successful. It allows you to come to favorable agreements without having to spend lots of time or money on court proceedings.

If you are interested in divorce mediation, contact us to day to schedule your complimentary 15-minute telephone consultation. We serve Winston-Salem, North Carolina and surrounding areas.

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