If you are in the middle of a divorce or are considering getting a divorce, you may have heard of professional mediation services. A mediator is a neutral third party who can help you and your spouse negotiate complex or emotionally-charged issues related to your separation. 

Divorce is never easy, but when you hire a mediator to help you negotiate a settlement, you can avoid the emotional turmoil that comes with fighting in court. Mediators are trained and experienced in helping couples settle disagreements. They can be hired in addition to a divorce attorney in order to ensure the best and most amicable divorce possible.

Here are four benefits to hiring a mediator for your divorce: 

    1. You can avoid court fees. If you decide to go to court, you’ll likely spend thousands of dollars on legal fees. In addition, you’ll need to pay for transcripts and other costs associated with the case. However, hiring a mediator can cost as little as $100 per hour. Plus, you won’t have to worry about paying for transcripts or other expenses.
    2. You can save time. Mediation is often more effective than litigation because it’s less expensive and faster. It also allows parties to reach a settlement outside of court. This means that you avoid spending money on lawyers’ fees and other related costs.
    3. You can resolve issues that are difficult to talk about in court. If you’ve been married for any length of time, chances are you’ve had some disagreements with your spouse. These disagreements can range from minor issues to major ones. Maybe one of you wants to move out of state, or maybe you just feel like you need a break from each other. Whatever the reason, you might find yourself wanting to end your marriage. However, there are ways to do this peacefully and legally. One option is mediation.
    4. You can find common ground and work together to find the best outcome. In addition to helping you work together for the best outcome, hiring a mediator can help you find common ground. This means that you can agree on what needs to happen in order to move forward as a couple. It also means that you can avoid having to fight over the same issue again and again.

If you are considering filing for divorce, it is important to hire an experienced lawyer who can guide you through the process. A divorce attorney can do everything from helping you fill out paperwork to ensuring you meet filing deadlines to representing you in court. Reach out to Sandoval Family Law today to learn how we can guide you through the process of getting divorced in Texas.