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.
If you choose mediation instead of a traditional divorce, a good mediator can help you work out an arrangement that works for both spouses. However, it’s important you cooperate with the mediator and your spouse in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
For mediation to be successful, both parties must be willing to work together diligently and honestly to reach important decisions about the divorce. When spouses have trouble communicating (something that is common among divorcing couples), the mediation process can be jeopardized.
Divorce mediation is an alternative form of divorce that uses a third-party mediator to work out various aspects of the divorce, such as the division of property and parenting plans. Because mediators are professionals whose job is to help people reach agreements through cooperation and compromise, the mediation process tends to be less contentious than traditional divorce.
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