Divorce is a difficult time for everyone involved, whether children are involved or not. Couples often struggle with the uncertainty of the legal process, financial concerns, and the emotional toll that the process takes on everyone.
It is essential to know that you are not alone. Many people have been in your exact situation and have gotten through it, even though it may sometimes feel like you cannot.
While many couples choose to handle their divorces through the court system, there are other options for people who want to work together to reach an agreement on their own, with the help of a mediator, a neutral third-party tasked with facilitating a constructive and structured conversation between the parties.
Benefits of mediation
Choosing mediation for your divorce has many benefits, particularly if you want to keep your information private. Mediation is a confidential process in which only the parties, the mediator, and the parties’ attorneys (if they have them) try to work through every issue the couple has. For example:
- Child custody disputes
- Division of assets and property
- Effective communication
While mediation requires the parties to act in good faith and try their best to work through their issues honestly and collaboratively, it has proven to be highly effective in divorces, with or without children.
Divorce is difficult for anyone going through it. While nothing can take all your difficulties away, you can help yourself by researching and finding the tools that best suit your divorce case and your life.