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How mediation may help a divorcing couple

On Behalf of | Nov 25, 2020 | family law | 0 comments

The divorce process in Kentucky may require two spouses to interact with each other much longer than expected. The Bluegrass State’s equitable distribution laws require a fair division of marital property, which means spouses may need to devote time to negotiating assets before finalizing a decree.

If a couple owns assets that become overly complex when they attempt to divide them, mediation may provide more time to work things out. This may help incorporate a greater degree of fairness into a settlement than a traditional divorce would. As explained by the American Bar Association, mediation allows spouses to discuss property division or other issues privately with a third party who has a neutral stance.

Mediation may produce more mutually agreeable results than a divorce court

Unlike proceeding through a divorce in court, mediation remains a private affair. The couple may hold as many sessions as they need to determine a fair property division. Other vital issues, such as financial support and child custody, may also come to a workable resolution.

Instead of allowing a Kentucky judge to decide the fate of the family’s affairs, spouses may instead discuss these issues on their own. Potentially heated conflicts or issues may lead to mutually agreeable arrangements through a mediator skilled in considering the family’s needs.

Mediation may provide customized solutions

The court system may decide the division of property based on what has proven successful in previous cases. As reported by MarketWatch, mediation may help reduce the stress of a complicated divorce by instead guiding spouses toward customized solutions. Planning for an outcome that fits both parties’ needs may prove to have much greater importance than getting through a divorce quickly.