If you finally come to the conclusion that you can't save your marriage, you need to learn more about the divorce process and the steps you can take to protect yourself.
Although it's possible your case could eventually end up in court, there's a better chance that you will work through all the finer details in mediation.
At first, you may not be on board with the idea of divorce mediation. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that you don't get along with the other individual. Even so, with the help of a mediator, you may be able to make this work.
Here are some of the many things you can accomplish through divorce mediation:
- Create an equitable divorce agreement that suits the needs of both individuals
- Negotiate on a variety of matters including but not limited to property division, child support, alimony and child custody
- Avoid the trauma and stress often associated with litigation
- Minimize hostility between you and your ex-spouse, which is important if you will be co-parenting in the future
When you first begin to consider the divorce process, you may assume that your only option is to fight tooth and nail with the other person in a traditional court setting.
However, once you learn more about divorce mediation and the many benefits, you could come to find that this is exactly what you need. As long as you know how the process works, what your goals are and how to move forward one step at a time, you can protect your legal rights and feel good about the end result.
Source: FindLaw, "Divorce Mediation - Overview," accessed May 25, 2018