A divorce is often one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. You can lessen the stress of the divorce by using mediation as an alternative to the traditional contested divorce:
- To reach a mutually acceptable agreement.
- To be part of forming your own agreement so that your concerns are addressed.
- To help your children cope with, and adjust to, the major changes brought about by the separation.
- To reach a point where there is some level of mutual respect, which allows you and your spouse to maintain a civil relationship in the future.
- To avoid spending a large part of your marital assets on a divorce (or to avoid going into substantial debt to get the divorce).
- To resolve the dissolution quicker, more efficiently, and more amicably than through litigation in court.
By meeting the goals of mediation, you may successfully avoid litigation.
Previously in the Preparing for Divorce Mediation Series: Defining “Mediation”
Next in the Preparing for Divorce Mediation Series: The Effects of the Emotional Divorce Taking Over the Legal Divorce
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