What are the benefits of mediation?

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2019 | Family Law |

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process that is often used in family law but can be used in various other areas of law. It works nicely in family law because it enables you to work past issues and come together to make decisions that are mutually beneficial. Beyond that, though, choosing mediation instead of heading to a Tennessee courtroom offers many benefits that may just sway you towards choosing this option.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission explains that mediation is beneficial to everyone. This includes you and the other party and the state. It helps to free up the court’s time because it is not having to hear your case. It also helps to move things along more quickly. If you are not having to work on the court’s schedule, which is often crowded and slow, then you can resolve your issue quicker.

Saving time also means saving money. Using mediation can save you quite a bit because the process moves along about three times faster than going to court.

Furthermore, mediation allows more equality and fairness in the process. You can work together even though you are in opposition to reach a good resolution. It encourages togetherness rather than separating you and having you fight against each other. It can bring some sense of peace to a stressful situation because of its overall nature.

Of course, mediation is not for everyone nor is it for every situation. However, when it works for you and your case, it can offer you many benefits and allow you to be happier with the outcome of your case. This information is for education and is not legal advice.