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Why Should I Send My Divorce to Mediation?

Your divorce is finalized when the judge hearing your case signs Final Orders. Final Orders (all the written terms of your divorce, signed by the judge) are the end product of the whole divorce process.

There’s More than One Way to Get Final Orders

Your divorce is finalized when the judge hearing your case signs Final Orders. Final Orders (all the written terms of your divorce, signed by the judge) are the end product of the whole divorce process.

Often, Final Orders are drafted at the end of a trial, after a judge or jury has reviewed all the evidence presented by both parties, and after witnesses and parties have testified and been cross-examined.

Based on whatever comes out at trial, the judge or jury decides what terms should be included in the Final Order (such as who gets custody of any children and how any debts or assets are to be divided).

But a trial is not the only way to obtain the Final Order that ends the divorce process. If you and your spouse can sit down and agree on the terms that should go into your Final Orders, and reach a binding agreement that cannot easily be revoked later, you can skip some or all of the trial process.

Mediation is a way to reach a binding agreement with your spouse regarding the agreed terms of your Final Decree of Divorce.

If your spouse has wronged you, it’s natural to want to see that person confronted, in open court, with their prior bad deeds, but there are a number of reasons you should consider settling your divorce privately instead, through mediation.

A certified family law mediator can help you privately confront your spouse and work towards an amicable settlement outside of court.

Contact Sims & Purzer today to discuss Mediation options to help you quickly get Final Orders in your divorce.



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