How to Resolve Your Divorce Quickly Through Mediation in Richmond, VA

A divorcing couple meets with a mediator

 

Very few clients want to battle out their divorce over a span of months or years. When a couple decides to divorce, it usually is something that has been on the horizon for a long time already.

Before the recent COVID-19 pandemic, battling a divorce out in court took a lot of time and money. With the backlog of cases that many courts are seeing, it can take even longer to get your divorce case heard in court. In Richmond, VA, divorce mediation is a great way to speed along the process and requires little time in court. Learn more about how to resolve your divorce quickly through mediation with these tips:

It’s All About Give and Take

Divorce mediation is most successful when it involves those couples who come to the table wanting to reach an agreement. This doesn’t mean that feelings are not involved, but instead includes couples who wish to reach a middle ground despite the emotions. Divorce mediation offices in Richmond, VA often serve couples who are willing to be flexible and aren’t afraid to give and take when it comes to finding mutual solutions.

Reach an Agreement Outside of Court

One of the best parts of divorce mediation is that clients can agree in a relaxed atmosphere instead of in a courtroom. Spending as little time in court helps cut down on overall expenses and creates a smoother process. Couples have the freedom to speak up and reach an agreement together rather than arguing through their attorneys back and forth in a courtroom. Once a mutual agreement has been made with a written agreement, the parties or an attorney can file an uncontested divorce without the need for a court appearance.

Use an Experienced Mediator

Couples working with a certified mediator, who also practices family law, often see a quicker solution when reaching an agreement. These experienced mediators know the law and can point out areas of the agreement that may have trouble getting approved by the court. They have seen plenty of other cases and understand the laws involving divorce. Using an experienced mediator helps eliminate mistakes and questions that take up time as well.

Choose Online Mediations to Stay Safe

In the current global pandemic, many services have turned to online sources to help keep everyone safe. Online mediations are a great way to work out a problem for couples going through a divorce. You can be at your home while your spouse is in another location and still reach a mutual agreement.

Online mediations have significantly risen in divorce cases as couples realize the significant backlog of court cases and want to reach an agreement without having to wait months to be heard in court. Choosing online mediation also helps cut down on travel time and can be easier to fit into everyone’s busy schedule.

Going through a divorce is often not what anyone had planned on during a global pandemic. However, there are ways to resolve your divorce quickly through the use of mediation. The experienced mediator team at Donita King Law Offices can help you work through your case either in person or online. Choosing to reach a mutual agreement through mediation is an excellent way to save time when needing divorce mediation in Richmond, VA.

Contact Donita King Law Offices today for more information about how we can help you and your spouse move forward after divorce.

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Donita King

Ms. King is a member of the Virginia, Pennsylvania, and D.C. State Bars. She also serves as a University of Richmond School of Law Adjunct Professor of Mediation. She previously served on the Virginia Bar Association Joint ADR Council (2015 Chair), and served for several years on the Governor of Virginia’s Interagency Dispute Resolution Council. Ms. King currently serves as a board member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board by appointment of the Virginia Supreme Court and has been active with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Women in Business as well. Se habla espanol.

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