Updated: Jan 10
Did you know one role a forensic accountant can play in a divorce is a mediator? There are many benefits to using a mediation service to help you and your spouse reach agreements in your divorce case. One benefit is cost savings. The average cost of a divorce in Georgia is $20,000. You can mediate your divorce, with or without an attorney, to help expedite the divorce process. Legal fees are reduced, and the painstaking divorce process is completed faster than it would be if you went to court.
Divorce is hard. There is no denying that fact! It is an extremely stressful process on all parties involved. However, moving through the divorce process doesn't have to be a nightmare. With the help of a mediator, you and your spouse can make decisions regarding property distribution, child custody, child support, and/or alimony payments without having to "air your dirty laundry" in a courtroom.
The mediation process is confidential and private. Many times, mediation helps the parties maintain a better relationship if they can come to an agreement together instead of fighting it out in court. Each party has an opportunity to communicate their needs to an unbiased 3rd party who can help negotiate those needs with your spouse. Coming together on an agreement is empowering and creates a win/win for both parties involved.
Again, divorce is hard. In fact, it has been compared to experiencing a death of someone you love. Compromises need to be made - on both sides. There are difficult decisions that must me made during this process. Having an outside person, with no skin in the game, listen to both parties and facilitate a mutually beneficial decision can protect the relationship between the soon to be ex-spouses.
At Carson Madison, we now offer virtual mediation services, so you can complete the mediation process in the comfort of your own home. We also offer virtual mediation on certain Saturdays, so you don't have to miss work. If you are ready to schedule your divorce mediation session, please click this link https://calendly.com/jennicamoore/divorce-mediation. If you would like more information regarding the mediation process, you may book a consultation at https://calendly.com/jennicamoore/divorce-mediation-consultation.