As a professionally trained divorce mediator, Katie Arthurs is jointly hired by the parties to facilitate confidential discussions and help them make informed decisions to reach an agreement on the issues presented. Mediation focuses on problem-solving and provides the parties control over the outcome. As a result, the process can be less expensive, both financially and emotionally. While a mediator cannot provide legal advice, mediation places the parties in the driver’s seat to determine their future, which can be empowering and rewarding.
What are the benefits of mediation for the parties?
- Process is confidential
- Avoids the public display of private, personal problems
- Less expensive, both financially and emotionally
- Participants control the outcome
- Faster and less stressful than divorce litigation
- Addresses the unique needs of each dispute
- Communication and cooperation on issues
- Mediation can also be used for temporary arrangements