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Georgia's Mediation Magic: Resolving Divorce and Finding a Pathway to an Amicable End

Posted by Genghis X. Shakhan | Mar 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, mediation is often required before a divorce case can proceed to trial, especially if
there are contested issues such as child custody or division of assets. Mediation can be
extremely valuable.
Some of the benefits of mediation in a divorce include: 


1. Cost-Effectiveness: Divorce litigation can be expensive due to attorney fees, court costs, and other expenses. Mediation typically costs less because it involves fewer legal procedures
and less time spent in court.
2. Faster Resolution: Court proceedings can drag on for months or even years. Mediation
often leads to quicker resolutions because both parties work together to reach an
agreement rather than waiting for court dates.
3. Control Over the Outcome: In mediation, you and your spouse maintain control over the
decisions made regarding property division, child custody, and other important matters.
In court, a judge makes these decisions for you, and they may not align with your
4. Confidentiality: Mediation sessions are confidential, which means discussions that take
place during mediation cannot be used against you in court. This can encourage more
open and honest communication between you and your spouse.
5. Reduced Conflict: Divorce litigation can be adversarial, increasing conflict between you
and your spouse. Mediation promotes cooperation and can help reduce animosity,
which is particularly important if you have children together and will need to co-parent
6. Customized Solutions: Mediation allows for more creative and flexible solutions tailored
to your specific circumstances and needs. In court, decisions are often more
standardized and less adaptable to individual situations

It's important to note that while mediation can be highly beneficial, it may not be suitable for
every situation, particularly if there is a history of abuse or if one party is unwilling to
cooperate. If mediation is ordered in your case keep in mind that you're only required to try in good faith
to reach a resolution, if you're unable to agree, you'll simply proceed to trial.

If you are a party in a domestic relations matter and are considering mediation give us a call at 404-999-9529. Our seasoned lawyers have mediated many divorce and child custody cases and can help you prepare for yours.

About the Author

Genghis X. Shakhan

Genghis hails from the Buckeye State. He attended the Ohio State University for undergrad and graduate studies where he majored in post-colonial literature and hoped to become a college professor. ​ Genghis enjoys spending time with his daughter and reading at least one book a month in his leis...


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