It can be challenging to agree on the custody of your child. Suppose mediation for child access is not pursued. In that case, it could lead to a more stressful and potentially costly experience in court. This article will explore some of the benefits mediation has over litigation when it comes to parenting arrangements.
What are its benefits?
First, mediation allows you to have a more collaborative approach with your ex-partner. This can be very beneficial for both parties as they will work together towards their child’s best interests.
Second, mediation has been shown to save time and money when compared to litigation. You may not need to hire an attorney specializing in custody cases if mediation is chosen as the preferred route because it is less expensive than court proceedings. In addition, mediation results are often binding, so there’s no risk of having them overturned by a judge or jury after spending even more on litigation fees. Another benefit is that mediation lowers stress and conflict in families, which can benefit family life while also maintaining children’s sense of security.
Seek legal advice for more information.