You have many options when going through a divorce, each of which could benefit you in your particular situation. Here at The Sarnacki Law Firm in Grand Rapids, we have decades of experience in helping couples going through divorce. Below, we’ll take a look at why mediation divorce is a good idea. Contact us today!

Less Stressful

A divorce offers a whirlwind of emotions. After all, you are separating your life from another’s, and that can involve anger, resentment, frustration, and heartache. Mediation is usually less stressful because you’ll avoid court hearings and finger-pointing.

More Affordable

It is no secret that divorce can be expensive. The process of mediation involves both you and your spouse sitting down with a third-party, neutral mediation to resolve your differences. For reasonable people looking to problem solve, this takes less time and is usually more amicable.

Much Faster Resolution

Divorce can take months here in the State of Michigan because you are at the mercy of the timeline of the courts and applicable law. Mediation is a process that is totally dependent upon you and your spouse. It takes whatever amount of time for you to come to an agreement, which can be as short as one to three sessions. That can accelerates the court timeframe

Offers More Control Over The Divorce Outcome

When you and your spouse can sit down with a third-party divorce mediator, you will have ultimate control in the divorce process with regards to property division, child support and spousal support (alimony), and child custody issues. If you and your spouse can agree, everyone wins now, and the future is much brighter. Successful mediations promote good problem solving in the future with more out-of-court agreements and less playing of emotional games.


Dave Sarnacki is a family law mediator specially trained to help couples going through divorce iron out their differences. Mediation is a great way to speed up your divorce and avoid the expense of the courts. Contact us for a consultation today!