When is divorce mediation an option?
Divorce mediation is a choice.
Parties can decide to move away from the hostility and conflict associated with a divorce process which, in itself, keeps them connected in a destructive way.
Often when one of the parties in a divorce has not worked through the reasons for the breakdown, the urge is to blame and punish their partner by demanding unreasonable settlements.
This cycle is often fueled by high-conflict litigation between lawyers and court applications.
But is this really necessary?
Divorce mediation is an alternative way to resolve disputes in a flexible and confidential environment.
The parties consult with a neutral and independent mediator and, through a process of constructive negotiations seek to find a workable solution to their unique situation--after all, they know it best.
Mediation is an option when:
- The decision to proceed with a divorce is mutual or has been accepted by both parties
- Both parties are emotionally ready to proceed with a divorce and move on
- Both parties wish to find a solution that is fair and reasonable
- Both parties are open and honest in terms of full financial disclosure
- They have minor children and regard their spouse as a good parent
- They want to maintain effective communication in the interest of their children
- They want to save time and legal costs
A mediator cannot make any decision on behalf of the parties but they are instrumental to guide the parties and help them through a process of negotiations to reach a settlement.
“The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.” - Dalai Lama
You have nothing to lose. Why not try mediation?