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  • By: Robert Greenberg, Esq.
  • Published: June 20, 2024
Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Maryland

Divorce mediation can be an extremely helpful tool for spouses going through the divorce process. In divorce mediation, both parties meet with a neutral and impartial mediator to discuss issues like property distributions, custody, alimony and other issues which arise from their divorce. At the Greenberg Legal Group, we are frequently asked about the benefits of divorce mediation. Here are a few:

  1. Divorce mediation can reduce the overall cost of the divorce process.

Let’s face it – going to Court for a contentious divorce can be expensive. If you are taking your spouse to Court for a contested divorce, you should (but are not required to) have an attorney to represent you. In order to properly represent you, your attorney will need to draft and file a number of different documents, attend Court hearings and otherwise spend a significant amount of time on your case to make sure you get the best possible outcome. Your attorney’s time is equally valuable as it is expensive and this cost is likely to increase with the contested nature of your divorce.

On the other hand, divorce mediation can reduce your attorneys’ fees costs if you are able to reach an agreement. When parties reach an agreement on the issues in their case, there is usually no need for the parties to continue engaging in litigation. Although your attorney will still need to spend some time working with you to make sure your mediation agreement achieves your goals in the case, this will be much more cost-effective than continuing your divorce battle in Court.

  1. Divorce mediation can increase your control over the outcome of your divorce.

When two parties go to trial in a divorce case, they hand the control over the outcome of the case to a Judge. Each party may feel that their respective positions are warranted and the Judge should side with them on certain issues. However, by going to trial in a divorce case, each party gives up any control they may have had over the outcome of their case.

In contrast, divorce mediation allows both parties to maintain control over the outcome of their divorce case. By reaching an agreement, both parties will have a say in the terms of their divorce. Although coming to an agreement will often require some level of compromise between the parties, this compromise is often justified by keeping control over the terms of their divorce.

  1. Divorce mediation can reduce conflict with your (soon to be) ex-spouse.

When people battle out their divorce in Court, this often has the effect of increasing tension and stress between the parties. In most cases, the parties decided to get divorced because there was already a certain amount of conflict between them in their marriage. The process of divorce litigation may have the effect of increasing, instead of reducing, the level of conflict between the parties.

On the other hand, divorce mediation encourages the parties to put aside their differences and focus on a common goal of resolving their divorce. This is a collaborative process that allows the parties to set aside their past conflict for the sake of an agreement. If an agreement is reached, the parties can move forward with their divorce much more quickly than without an agreement.

Divorce mediation can be an extremely helpful process for people entering the divorce process. It is extremely important that you have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney in your corner as you go through the divorce mediation process. Robert Greenberg, Esq. and the Greenberg Legal Group can guide you through this process and find the best outcome for your specific circumstances. Our firm is located in Annapolis, Maryland and practices in Courts throughout the State of Maryland. Please contact our office at (410) 650-4242 for further assistance.

Robert Greenberg Esq.

Robert Greenberg is an experienced family law and civil
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