Tag Archives: alternative dispute resolution

What Happens if Divorce Mediation Doesn’t Work for Us?

One of the common concerns people tend to have about divorce mediation is that it will not work out for them, and then they’ll be right back where they started. It’s true that there are people who go into the mediation process with good intentions, but soon discover it isn’t going to work for them…. Read More »

Are There Any Drawbacks to Divorce Mediation?

As you research whether divorce mediation is right for you, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of opting for this alternative dispute resolution method. As you likely know, divorce mediation allows you to take control over the issues in your divorce and work with your spouse to establish outcomes that are favorable to… Read More »

Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce: A Comparison

Mediation and collaborative divorce are two alternative methods of resolving divorce issues that allow spouses to avoid drawn-out court battles. However, there are some key differences. Here’s a quick overview of how these processes differ from each other. Similar results, different processes The purpose of both mediation and collaborative divorce is to allow spouses to… Read More »

Pandemic Delays Make Non-Litigation Divorces More Appealing

Even though courts have begun to reopen in some areas throughout the United States, the backlog that built up through the pandemic will take many months to clear. Judges and court administrators will face a type of triage as they determine which cases should be prioritized as operations slowly return to normal. Matters that might… Read More »

Making the Best of Virtual Mediation During the COVID-19 Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when courts are closed and economic fears abound, using mediation might be the best option for many couples to resolve disagreements over divorce and parenting terms. While social distancing guidelines warn against groups of people gathering in small places, technology gives parties, their lawyers and third-party mediators the… Read More »

Coronavirus Stress Leading Some Couples To Consider Divorce

When COVID-19 forced states to issue quarantine orders, few people knew what to expect or how long the restrictions would last. Now that the crisis has dragged on for several weeks, some couples are finding that marital troubles are part of the toll caused by the coronavirus. Close quarters and serious health fears have stirred… Read More »

Differences Between Mediation and Going to Court in a Divorce

Each decision that you make about your divorce can have significant consequences for years to come, but few choices are more important than selecting the forum where you and your spouse will address disagreements over divorce terms. When you evaluate whether to go to trial or seek resolution through mediation, you’re not just planning for… Read More »

Must a Divorce Mediator Have Children to Understand Child Custody Issues?

The mostly hotly disputed issue in most divorces is child custody. Even if you decide to mediate your divorce because you hope the process will be less adversarial, there is no escaping the parental instinct to fight for your children. And because this issue is so important to you, you naturally want the issue to… Read More »

Five Qualities to Look For in a Divorce Mediator

In a recent article entitled 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator, Arizona divorce mediator Michael Aurit lists five qualities spouses contemplating mediation should look for. While much of what he writes is helpful advice, his emphasis is sometimes misplaced, and we must take exception to some of his assertions. If you’re contemplating a… Read More »

Is Mediation Really for You?

When most couples decide on mediation, they often have no idea what it’s all about. In this alternative dispute resolution process, both parties need to have an open mind. This is not always the case, however. In fact, it’s rarely the case. Mediation is not for you if you don’t have an open mind. Many times one… Read More »