Divorce Mediation Chandler AZ
How can a Divorce Mediation Chandler help you with your divorce?
At Citadel Law Firm PLLC, we understand that divorces often lead to emotional and financial burdens. Going through the long, typically expensive process of a divorce is straining. To compromise, divorce mediation is a process we recommend for many divorce cases. Why should you consider Divorce Mediation Chandler?
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is a method for spouses to divorce and agree on settlements with the use of a neutral third party mediator - instead of pursuing litigation. A good, effective neutral third party mediator is skilled and experienced in all the issues that a divorce can pose - from asset distribution to child custody to child support. It typically produces quicker and more cost-efficient results than litigation.
What are the benefits of Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation typically produces quicker and more cost-efficient results than litigation. With divorce mediation, unlike the traditional litigation route, you avoid court hearings, much of the “discovery” steps, depositions, and waiting for the other party to respond to requests.
Divorce mediation also involves relatively low-risk. In litigation, you take the risk that the judge makes a binding decision that is unfavorable to you. On the other hand, mediation is fully voluntary. Settlement agreements are binding only if both parties agree. If negotiations fail and you are unhappy with your ex-spouse’s settlement offer, you may simply walk away.
These reasons make divorce mediation a viable option in almost any divorce case. It will be easier on you, your soon to be ex-spouse, as well as any child involved in the process as well. Any couple involved in a divorce should consider Divorce Mediation Chandler.
Does Divorce Mediation force me to come to an agreement?
Certainly not - mediation involves a ton of negotiation. As stated earlier, if for some reason, negotiations fail and you are not able to come to an agreement, then you may simply walk away. At this point, you might decide to move forward with the traditional steps of litigation. But, from our experience, divorce mediation is highly effective and both parties are often able to find an agreement.
With litigation, however, a decision is sort of forced on you. You are stuck with the decision of a judge. You can still appeal but that not only add extra costs but also adds extra stress in all parts involved.
Even when both parties come to a binding agreement during divorce mediation, Arizona Law still provides an abundance of protection to make sure you weren’t “scammed.”
Rule 67.3(d) requires that for an agreement to be binding and enforceable the following conditions must be met:
“(1) each party entered the agreement voluntarily, without threat or undue influence, and after full disclosure of all relevant facts and information;
(2) each party intends the agreement to be final and binding;
(3) the agreement is fair and equitable; and
(4) if the parties have minor children in common, the agreement is in the best interests of the children.”
17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc., Rule 67.3
Still not sure? Schedule a free consultation to understand if we are the right attorney for you.
If you need an experienced Divorce Mediator Chandler AZ, we would love to represent you. If you’re still hesitant or unfamiliar with the concept of divorce mediation, come in for a free consultation and we’ll be happy to evaluate your case. Click here or call Citadel Law Firm PLLC at (480) 565-8020. Attorney Michael Albee is usually the lawyer handling this mediations at or firm, he will be pleased to help you.