Military Divorce Mediation
During divorce, if either you or your spouse is a member of the military, it could be very helpful to enlist a lawyer to mediate your divorce. Especially when it comes to military divorce, mediation can prevent unnecessary dissension within a family. In situations involving domestic violence or other circumstances that cause tension, mediation may not be a successful option. In more peaceable scenarios, however, it may be the best option.
Benefits of Mediation
Divorce mediation can help salvage a family's relationship. Rather than taking the case to court where a judge will have to make important decisions, such as child custody and visitation, mediation allows the divorcing couple to make decisions on their own. Mediation also costs a significant amount less than typical divorces that involve court cases. You will be working with one mediator rather than two attorneys, a situation that can help you avoid costly fees. Mediation is a much quicker process.
The two parties are able to work together and if they are on the same page, the mediation process can move quickly. This type of divorce also helps prevent stress and instead has the opportunity to build trustful relationships. If you are interested in a private divorce, courts do not have to be involved in mediation, so this process may be a great option.
Military Benefits in Question
Mediation divorces are not performed through a military court. It is governed by state and federal laws just as any other divorce. One primary difference is how the benefits are handled. It is important to understand military benefits and how a divorce might challenge these benefits.
A mediator will have to be well aware of the effects of divorce on military benefits, which is why it is important to hire an attorney who has a great amount of experience handling military divorces. The end result of a mediation divorce can be profitable by both couples being able to negotiate and reason with one another. The largest advantage is the emotional difference because animosity is typically lessened.
Contact a lawyer today to discuss mediation of your divorce.