Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many spouses in the state of New York who had to put their divorce plans on hold as a result of temporary court closures. However, it is important to know that there are other options available to spouses to move forward with their divorce during this time. This can include online mediation, which can be very beneficial for spouses given the circumstances. Continue reading below to learn more about this option and how our New York divorce mediators can help you.
Why Should I Use Online Mediation?
While it may seem impossible to continue on with your divorce in the way you planned, it is important to consider the alternative of online mediation and the benefits it can provide you. This can include the following:
- You can stay in the comfort of your home. Divorcing through litigation requires spouses to go to court. This is often stressful as you must discuss personal matters in an unfamiliar setting. Many spouses may find it better to go through this process through healthy negotiations in a place they are comfortable with, such as their home. This can help to alleviate stress and put you at ease while working with a mediator during this time.
- You can eliminate travel worries. Divorcing online through mediation takes the concern of travel out of the way. You do not have to think about when you have to come or go to be on time for these matters. If you have other obligations before or after meeting with a mediator, you do not have to worry about the time it would take to get to and from these locations. This allows you to focus solely on the matter at hand and get the most out of the process that you can.
How do I Prepare for Online Mediation?
While divorce mediation online is more comfortable, it is still just as important to be prepared. To ensure you are ready and get as much out of the process as possible, start by making sure you have a private space within your home to conduct these virtual meetings. It is best to be sure this location has strong wifi to eliminate interruptions using the internet. If you have any children who will be around at the time, make sure they have distractions that keep them occupied so that you can have a calm environment. If you need snacks, drinks, tissues, or a notepad, be sure to have this ready so that you do not have to unnecessarily get up from the meetings.
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Matters of divorce and family law should be navigated with the guidance of an experienced attorney. If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today.