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Divorce Mediation Can Set You Up for Post-Divorce Success

As you go through the divorce process, you’re probably more focused on ending your relationship with your spouse than you are on how the two of you will interact moving forward. It may be that you will never see or speak to your spouse again. But for many divorcing couples, each partner must remain a… Read More »

The Benefits of Mediation After a Short-Term Marriage

The idea of a “short-term marriage” might differ based on your perspective, but in general, you can assume it’s a marriage that’s lasted a few years or less. The length of your marriage could affect the outcome of your divorce in several ways: The amount of alimony/spousal support you pay or receive could hinge on… Read More »

How Lawyers are Helpful in Divorce Mediation

Mediation has become an increasingly popular method of going through a divorce as it can save a significant amount of time and money while placing control over divorce-related issues in the hands of the couple. In fact, some states even now require couples to at least attempt mediation before they go through the court system…. Read More »

What to Know About Costs for Mediation vs. Lawyers

People who decide to go through divorce mediation often have questions about how this choice will impact the legal fees they can expect to pay. This varies widely based on the complexities of the case and whether you intend to still work with an attorney. In some cases you might not find it necessary to… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Isn’t Always for Everyone

There are a lot of major benefits to using divorce mediation to separate from your spouse. The biggest benefit is that it gives you control over the outcome of your divorce, and over how you will settle each individual issue. Rather than leaving your fate in the hands of an arbitrator or judge, you and… Read More »

Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation: What You Should Know

Collaborative divorce and mediation are two alternative divorce methods that allow you to get through the divorce process on your own terms. But what are the differences between these two divorce methods? Here’s a quick look at what you should know. Divorce mediation Divorce mediation involves sitting in a session with a dedicated, third-party divorce… Read More »

Mediation Can Be an Ideal Solution After Long-Term Marriage

If you’ve been married a long time, it can be a bit overwhelming to suddenly find yourself going through a divorce. There is a lot of emotional turmoil that goes with that process, not to mention the financial upheaval associated with it. If you’ve been married for an extended time, you’ve likely significantly commingled your… Read More »

What Should You Ask a Divorce Mediator in Your First Meeting?

Once you’ve decided to move forward with divorce mediation, it’s time for you to start seeking a mediator to handle your case. You might get recommendations from an attorney or simply perform a web search to find someone. But however you find them, it’s important to sit down for a brief consultation and interview to… Read More »

Factors That Lead to Success in Divorce Mediation

What are the keys to success in divorce mediation? Here are some of the must-have ingredients. Participation from both parties: Mediation cannot succeed if the spouses do not participate in the decision making process. Both must be willing to commit to good-faith efforts and negotiations to get through the process. Organization and preparation: Both parties… Read More »

Consider Your Emotional State Before Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a great solution to keep your divorce issues out of court. However, it’s also not for everyone. Before you decide to move forward with mediation, you should consider whether you are in the proper emotional state for it to be truly effective for your case. Specifically consider whether you are capable of… Read More »