When an Ohio couple is heading for divorce, they often face court dates and meetings with attorneys. Not only can this process interrupt the daily lives of everyone involved, it can be expensive and cause stress in the relationships between the family members. For those who wish to avoid this, divorce mediation is an alternative.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner opted to go this route when dealing with their divorce. The former couple, who have three young children, have reportedly chosen to co-parent after their marriage ends. Through mediation, they are allegedly attempting to come to a solution that works for everyone without conflict. Because mediators are neutral third parties, they are in the position to help the family work through a major emotional event without causing more conflict.
Divorce mediation is an option for those who have children as it forces them to put aside their own feelings on personal matters for the benefit of the entire family. Children often have the ability to maintain close relationships with both parents even if the breakup of the family was not an amicable event.
Even an amicable divorce can be difficult for both parties, especially if children are involved. While mediation is a great option to avoid certain negative consequences, it is not a solution for everyone, especially if the two parties cannot come to an agreement. In these cases, a family law attorney may assist with negotiating a child custody order that allows a client to maintain a relationship with their children. Additionally, the attorney may negotiate child support and a fair visitation schedule.