Not every Texas divorce has to be acrimonious. Often, marriages fall apart, not because one person wronged the other in some way, but because the nature of the relationship between the two individuals who married one another took some type of turn. If this describes your situation, it may prove worthwhile for you and your ex to consider alternatives to a traditional, litigated divorce.
Per Psychology Today, many people who choose to end their marriages do so through mediation, rather than litigation. Mediation involves both parties working with an unbiased third party, the mediator, who helps them navigate asset division, child custody concerns and similar matters, and it offers notable benefits. Here are just a few.
1. It is more private
Unlike a litigated divorce, mediated divorces tend to remain private. In other words, the details remain confidential and do not become part of the public record where colleagues, coworkers or anyone else might have access to them.
2. It helps preserve assets
You may also find that you walk away more financially secure when you end your marriage using mediation, rather than litigation. This is because mediation tends to be much cheaper than litigation because you and your former partner share the cost of the mediator, rather than each financing your own attorneys.
3. It is easier on kids
Another reason many people mediate their divorces is that it tends to be easier on any kids they share. Your child or children may experience less stress and tension when you mediate, as opposed to litigate, your split.
While not every former couple is a strong candidate for divorce mediation, you and your ex may find that mediating helps keep things civil and easier on everyone.