High Conflict Divorces and Mediation

11 April 2019

Many people assume that the only way to deal with a high conflict divorce is to use lawyers and go to court.

There may be certain cases where court intervention is the only option. But it also results in major costs, both emotionally and financially. But mediation can be an effective approach to high conflict divorce issues. Compared to the outdated traditional system of litigation, mediation saves time and money.

High Conflict Divorce Mediation

Many of our clients have spent years in litigation, fighting things out in court. And when it's overall they have to show for it is a drained bank account.

Going to court is a long process that places a lot of stress on everyone involved. I often ask myself why people do this to themselves and I have yet to come up with a reasonable answer.

There's a better way to divorce.


Why choose mediation in a high conflict divorce?

It is normal for conflict to come up in mediation. But mediation can help diffuse conflicts and keep them contained before they grow.

During the litigation process when conflict arises, issues can become out of control. It's like throwing fuel on a fire. It's quick to ignite, quick to get heated and it can be quick to explode. This can lead to irreparable damage.

The simple fact of the matter is that the path of litigation is meant to foster conflict. Conflict results in billable hours for divorce attorneys, meaning far more money out of pocket for the divorcing parties in the end.

And for what? There is rarely a winner in litigation. In reality, there are two losers. The truly unfortunate part is that there is an emotional loss as well as financial losses. Going the route of mediation means a more effective means of resolving conflict. In the end, it is the best option for both parties.

No matter the reason for your separation mediation is the best choice when possible. Avoid the costly court system and a long and adversarial process.

We can help

At Fairway Divorce we assist our clients by reducing your:

  • time
  • stress
  • costs
  • and protecting your kids.

As a result, you'll be able to focus on the things that matter most. Divorcing is never easy. High conflict divorce can make it harder. With that said, the process doesn't have to drag on for years. Even in high conflict divorce cases, our goal is to work with you to navigate the process.

By choosing mediation, you put yourself and your family first. You take a level of control which ensures at the end, that divorce is an event in your life. It doesn't define who you are.

Most importantly, it means finding a resolution instead of fostering conflict. Instead of taking part in a costly -- on both an emotional and financial level -- litigation process, try mediation instead. You may be surprised at the results that you see, allowing you to get on with your life and move to the next chapter.