If you have any divorce stories that you'd like to share, either because it went flawlessly, or because it went haywire, or somewhere inbetween, please do so. Remember not to give any personal or identifying information about any party. Just general information about the filing process, how you filed for divorce, and the specific information that anyone would find helpful, useful, or practical.
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Here's is one of my personal divorce stories...
My ex wanted "out" of our marriage. We made a plan to mediate and sell our home. Mediation was a much better option for us than litigation, but we had about ten sessions because my ex and I had many lifestyle issues we couldn't agree on.
Looking back, I now realize that my story could have turned out dramatically different...and your divorce stories may have a better outcome if I share some of mine...
We did eventually come to agreements, and had a (MOU) Memorandum of Understanding, drawn up by our Mediator. Long separation due to many factors, we just stayed married without filing for the divorce. When he was short on money, he just wouldn't pay. He changed the rules frequently.
However, because we did not file the Property Settlement Agreement/Case Information Paperwork, the MOU did not help me when we did eventually file and go to court. So, all the stuff my ex "agreed" to in the MOU didn't happen. Not the mediator's fault, either. Ignorance is NOT bliss. So get it all in writing. Things change quickly when trust is an issue.
We filed pro se. Hopefully, your outcome will be closer to what you'd like, but follow these tips, and checkback on this page to see future posts!
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