Using Mediation to Settle Your Differences

Mediation: If you are going through a potential divorce and are thinking about the alternatives to litigation, try to find a way to make that happen. I'll tell you why using a professional mediator works or could work for most people:

*is much more cost effective than attorneys, for both the sessions where you make decisions, and then again later, when and if you do retain an attorney,

*is a process that allows you to develop a relationship with a trained professional, who works to make your divorce more fair to both of you,

*is problem solving, rather than problem-starting (litigation),and you make decisions together, rather than a judge making them for you,

*takes much of the emotional stress of divorce away, because you can both relax a little more with this process--you have a say in your outcome, rather than someone deciding it for you.

Not for Everyone!

But it's not for everyone. In fact, I have known couples who have tried and not completed the sessions, or were completely against it.

Some folks just don't get along. Maybe that is part of why they are divorcing anyhow! Some don't want to try. If you are ready to get started on the paperwork for an uncontested divorce, go to Paperwork, and begin the process of filing for divorce. You may also find Divorce Paperwork Reviews helpful.
If you are in that situation and your spouse refuses to mediate, look at your options using free consults with attorneys first. You will need to be prepared for the possible prep work that may come as a result of litigation.

Use Our Mediation Forum!

You can also access our Divorce Mediation Forum to ask some questions about your situation. When someone answers, you can be notified through email.

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