Mediation and Collaborative Divorce are two alternative divorce processes that allow divorcing couples to reach a settlement with minimal antagonism in a setting outside of the Court House. Legal costs can be contained and their divorce settlement agreements are usually reached more efficiently.
Attorneys who practice Mediation and Collaborative Divorce recognize that the end of a marriage is not the end of a family, it is simply a restructuring of the family.
Divorcing couples who are involved in either a mediated or collaborative divorce end up with an outcome that helps the husband and wife reach their goals and also helps achieve the best outcome for their children.
Collaborative Divorce and Mediation may not be right for every couple going through a divorce. The process is not appropriate for couples who have experienced domestic violence issues or someone who just cannot look beyond their anger. However, those couples who want to stay out of court and keep the details of divorce confidential are candidates for either mediation or collaborative divorce.