Divorce – Same Sex Relationships

Confidentiality

Mediation sessions are private and confidential, unlike court proceedings, which are typically public. This privacy helps protect the personal details of the relationship and the separation process.

Compliance and Satisfaction

Agreements reached through mediation are typically more satisfying to both parties and have higher compliance rates because the solutions are mutually agreed upon rather than imposed by a judge.

Cost-Effective

Mediation is generally less expensive than going to court. Legal fees and court costs can add up quickly, but mediation tends to be more affordable and predictable in terms of expenses.

Less Adversarial

The mediation process is collaborative rather than adversarial. This can help maintain a more amicable relationship between the parties, which is especially important if there are children involved or if the individuals will continue to interact in other areas of their lives.

Faster Resolution

Mediation can always be scheduled more quickly than a court date and takes less time to reach a resolution. This helps both parties move on with their lives sooner.

Customized Solutions

Mediation allows for more creative and personalized solutions that suit the specific needs of the individuals involved. This flexibility can lead to more satisfactory outcomes than the rigid structure of court rulings.

Emotional Support

The mediation process can be less stressful and emotionally taxing than a court battle. Mediators are trained to handle sensitive issues and can help manage emotions during discussions, making the process more respectful and supportive.

Preservation of Relationships

Mediation helps preserve relationships by fostering communication and cooperation. This is particularly beneficial if the parties share children, as it sets a positive example of conflict resolution and helps maintain a stable environment for the children.

Control Over Outcomes

In mediation, the parties involved have more control over the outcomes. They can work together to reach mutually acceptable agreements rather than having a judge make decisions for them. While the legal system is supposed to provide an unbiased process, there may be subconscious beliefs that get in the way of a judge making orders based on the facts and the law and not based on their own belief systems around the choices made by the litigants in front of them. We have had same-sex couples come to us after receiving off the wall orders from the court that they couldn’t understand. Mediation allows the participants to be in control of all final agreements. No one else has a final say – only you.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Environment

Mediators who specialize in LGBTQ+ issues can provide a more understanding and supportive environment, acknowledging and respecting the unique aspects and challenges of same-sex relationships. Jen, the By choosing mediation, same-sex couples can navigate the dissolution of their relationship in a way that is respectful, efficient, and tailored to their specific needs, leading to more positive outcomes for everyone involved.