The divorce mediation process in Georgia is designed to help a divorcing couple resolve their issues outside of the courtroom, which can be very beneficial to both parties, especially when children are involved. You might have heard about mediation as an option for divorce proceedings in Georgia, but are not sure how it works. Here’s a general overview of Georgia divorce mediation and how it might help you.
Basically, in most divorces, there are significant disagreements regarding certain aspects of the divorce, or perhaps even every aspect of the divorce. In such a case, if the couple is unable to resolve these differences among themselves, even with the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney, for example, then a judge (and possibly a jury as well) must decide on those issues. Divorce mediation in Georgia hopes to prevent that step by having the couple sit down and try to work out their issues together with the help of a mediator.
Don’t worry, you can (and should) have your own divorce attorney by your side to make sure that your interests are protected during the mediation process. You and your spouse will each take turns explaining your side of the argument around a particular issue where there isn’t full agreement. The mediator will try their best to make sure each side is represented equally, but again it’s best to have an experienced Georgia divorce lawyer close at hand to make sure that your side is being fairly represented.
Going the route of mediation for your Georgia divorce could mean lower overall cost and stress because they generally take less time and avoid the court process entirely. There’s also the benefit of resolving contentious issues in such a way that you and your spouse may leave the divorce process on better terms than through going to court. This may be especially important if you have children and are sharing custody.
Feel free to contact our caring legal team for a free consultation to discuss whether a mediated Georgia divorce is in your best interests.
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