Understanding Divorce Mediation in Missouri

The quickest and most cost-effective way to resolve issues in a divorce is to try to settle issues in advance and having them approved by the judge. This is usually done through divorce mediation. Some courts require divorcing spouses to undergo mediation, especially when deciding on matters about child custody and other parenting issues. The court may, however, waive the mediation requirement in cases where there is a history of domestic violence or other specific situations. 

The main idea behind divorce mediation is that divorcing couples should work together to decide what is best for everyone, especially for the children (if applicable). Divorce lawyers are of assistance when it comes to mediation as they can help the client sort out what issues need to be discussed and can also provide an indication of how the court may resolve the issue. 

Even for divorcing spouses who are unsure if they can reach a resolution, a neutral mediator could help foster better communication between the couple and make the divorce process easier. If divorcing couples are able to resolve their divorce issues, they can avoid a lengthy and more costly trial. However, a judge will still need to review their agreement to make sure that it is fair for all parties. If children are involved, the judge will make certain that the agreement is in the children’s best interests. 

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Divorce Mediation FAQs

Can Divorce Mediation be Used for Complex Divorce Issues? 

Yes. As long as both parties are willing to go through mediation and try their best to resolve all their divorce issues.

What If I Want to Stop Mediation?

Divorce mediation is voluntary unless ordered by the court, which means that either party can stop mediation.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce Mediation?

It is wise to have counsel even when participating in mediation. The point of mediation is to resolve divorce issues without going to court. Having a lawyer by your side will ensure that you can negotiate with the other party fairly.

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