Family law mediation is faster than going to court, because mediation is organised according to the availability of the parents, rather than according to the particular time-frames of the court, which can be as long as 12 months into the future.
Mediation is much more cost-effective than going to court, since mediation avoids the expensive costs of lawyers, filing fees, court fees, and witness expenses.
Mediation is also a confidential process (but for certain exceptions).
In addition, family mediation allows the parents to maintain a working co-parental relationship due to the positive and constructive environment that mediation offers, in contrast to the adversarial nature of the court process.
During family mediation, the parents make the decisions relating to their children and property - not the court. This means that family mediation is empowering for the parents.
Finally, mediation is an informal process, as it is a process that does not have the formal protocol or procedures that courts have, thereby making it simpler for the parents.
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