If you are considering filing for divorce, you may find yourself facing uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and a whirlwind of other emotions. Sometimes you know when it’s unequivocally time to end a marriage; other times, it’s not so cut and dry.
Whether your divorce was a relatively amicable process or a harrowing and contentious ordeal, signing those final papers signifies closing one chapter of life and opening a new one.
These days many people are choosing mediation instead of a traditional divorce, not only because it’s faster and cheaper, but also because it tends to be less stressful on the kids. Since mediation is conducted in private and encourages teamwork and cooperation among spouses, kids are not exposed to the same contentious court battles that can occur in traditional divorce.
Although mediators are trained professionals, they are not intended to be used in every situation. In certain cases, it’s in the best interests of both parties to hire a lawyer and pursue a traditional divorce.
One style of mediation that is not used as frequently is called co-meditation. Co-mediation is almost the same as mediation, except that it makes use of two mediators instead of one. This can be especially helpful in complicated divorces, like when spouses share a business or commercial property that needs to be divided.
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