Divorce Mediation Utah
Divorce cases are frequently settled in mediation. This allows the soon to be ex-spouses to resolve disputes and maintain a functional relationship as the terms of the divorce are carried out. A mediator can help the couple work out all issues in a divorce including distribution of property, child custody, child support, retirement and taxes. Depending on the length of marriage and complexity of the divorce, divorce mediation can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Generally both parties of the divorce come to mediation with terms they would like in the divorce. As a neutral party, the mediator can help the couple choose the best options for each of the issues raised. The mediator can also help the couple learn how to communicate with each other to work out visitation schedules for children and division of assets and taxes.
In some divorce cases, mediation is required by a judge to work out most of the terms of the divorce before the divorce is finalized. Although mediation is largely voluntary, it can be very helpful to the soon to be divorced couple and the children to work out the terms of the divorce in a way that allows the couple to reach decisions together that will be best for the family and children.
Divorce cases handled through mediation are generally finalized much more quickly and far less expensively than cases handled through formal litigation. Reducing the financial and emotional stress of divorce is extremely important for both the divorcing couple and children involved. The sooner each party can move on after divorce, the sooner everyone involved can heal.
For questions about divorce mediation call the office of Thomas V Rasmussen (801)484-3000