Litigation isn’t the only way to solve an issue. You can try mediation as well so you and the other person can come to an agreement. Mediation is not as serious and relies on the parties being able and willing to come to a conclusion together. If they can there is no need for litigation but if not that may be the next step. Mediation is better for those who aren’t acting irrational or refusing to talk calmly about a situation.
- Decisions made as a result of mediation cannot be used against either party if litigation becomes necessary.
- Mediators can be from social or medical organizations, not necessarily from legal establishments.
- Couples may decide to involve their lawyers in the mediation process.
“By remaining involved actively in the negotiation of their divorce, either side has a greater likelihood of walking away feeling satisfied with the settlement they got because they (not only their lawyer or a judge) were instrumental in getting it.”