Long-Distance Divorce: The Benefits Of Online Mediation Services

Are you and your spouse getting divorced but living in different cities, states, or even different countries? If so, you may want to consider the use of online divorce mediation services. Continue reading below to learn more about how these online services can prove very beneficial in helping you to finalize your long-distance divorce.

Benefit #1: Help Avoid Traveling For Multiple Court Dates

There is a good chance that you will need to travel to your spouse's location at least once in order to appear in court in order to finalize your divorce. However, being forced to travel back and forth multiple times in order to attend court dates can be very expensive and time-consuming. Unfortunately, this frequent travel can quickly become a reality if you and your spouse are unable to agree upon the terms of your divorce. This is because, in the absence of an agreement regarding marital property, debts, support, and child custody, the court will be required to hear testimony on these issues so that they can issue a ruling. Online mediation services can help you to avoid this issue by assisting you and your spouse in coming to an agreement on your divorce settlement. 

Benefit #2: No Need For You And Your Spouse To Be In The Same Place

If you or your spouse moved away after your separation in order to try and get a fresh start, the last thing you probably want is to be forced into spending countless hours in the same room as your spouse trying to hash out the terms of your divorce. Thankfully, when using online divorce mediation services there really is no need for you and your spouse to ever be in the same place in order for these services to still be beneficial and effective. This can be especially important in divorce cases where emotions are running high or where domestic violence has been an issue. 

Benefit #3: Avoid The Complexities Of A Contested Divorce

It is quite common for one spouse to choose to contest the divorce not because they are actually against ending the relationship, but rather because they are unhappy with the terms of the divorce. This is most common in divorce cases that involve children that both parents wish to have primary custody of. This is also a common issue in divorce cases where there are substantial assets that must be divided. Through the use of online mediation services, you may be able to avoid the complexities of a contested divorce by coming to an agreement on the issues which are preventing your spouse from agreeing to an uncontested divorce. 

For more information, contact an online divorce mediation service.