Mediation and collaborative divorce are types of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Both are increasingly popular choices among divorcing couples as they save time, money, and the emotional stress that is often inherent in a traditional adversarial, litigated divorce.
If you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse have agreed to a mediated divorce, you have chosen to negotiate terms that are mutually agreeable and, in the long term, more sustainable. Mediation is a process.
Chances are, when you decided to get married, you followed your heart. But if your marriage is ending, you will have to make decisions based less on feelings and more on facts and practicality.
Living under the same roof with your spouse while you are going through a divorce is not an easy choice, but it is a choice more and more couples are making.
Overall, divorce rates are falling across the U.S. (although California’s is about 10 percent above the national average), but if you and your spouse have decided to end the marital relationship, one of your first decisions will be what is the best process to choose how to divorce.
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