In a typical divorce, couples attend court hearings and undergo a process they may barely understand. Yet because there are so many unhappy marriages, divorce is often unavoidable. We must keep in mind that during a divorce, practically everything a couple deems important is at stake. This includes the couple’s children, home, property, assets, business, bank accounts and way of life.
Most couples consider divorce to be one of the most stressful processes they ever have to endure. When litigation of a divorce takes place, couples often find the process to be:
- Contentious for all participants
- Emotionally stressful for their children
- Expensive and time consuming
- Frustrating as court orders and stipulations may not adequately address every issue
- Limiting in the amount of decision-making authority couples may have as courts generally make most of the major determinations
It’s for these and many other reasons that so many couples seeking divorce seek alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. Divorce mediation allows spouses to pursue divorce without going through numerous court hearings. Mediation is generally a less costly method than litigation. It also empowers divorcing couples to direct the divorce process to a much greater degree.
But while intended to simplify the divorce process, parties still need to have their rights protected during mediation and have someone there to guide them. The Brooklyn divorce attorneys at Curt Arnel & Associates understand how to protect the rights of those we represent. We make certain that any mediation or arbitration agreement prepared meets the needs of every family member. We work towards preserving family relationships and understand how to favorably resolve disputations.