Divorce Mediation vs. Divorce Court

Is Divorce Mediation Better Than Divorce Court?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Going to Divorce Mediation?

PRO: Mediation is more collaborative, and often less contentious, than litigation.

CON: A mediator cannot draft settlement agreements or court orders, which are needed to finalize every divorce.

PRO: Mediation can be much less expensive than litigation.

CON: A mediator will not give you any legal advice or expertise.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Going to Divorce Court?

PRO: A family law attorney can handle all aspects of your case, including draft settlement agreements and finalizing your divorce at a court hearing.

CON: Couples who have a very contentious or imbalanced relationship are more likely to get relief in court.

PRO: “Let the judge decide” may be best.

CON: Divorce litigation can take a long, long time.

PRO: A lawyer will fight to get the best outcome for you.

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