Is divorce mediation the right answer?

When a married couple begins to experience trouble, they have one of two options: Work through things or file for divorce.

Some couples feel there is nothing too big for them to handle. Others, however, begin to consider divorce the second things take a turn for the worse.

There is nothing fun about divorce. There is nothing simple about this. However, there are alternatives to the traditional process. For example, divorce mediation is more common than ever before. There are several reasons for this, including:

-- Less costly. Since you and your soon to be former spouse are avoiding court, it goes without saying that both parties can save a considerable amount of money.

-- Faster than a traditional divorce. One of the main problems with divorce is how long it takes for the process to be completed. With mediation, things move forward in a more efficient and timely manner.

-- Personal attention. With divorce mediation, you have the opportunity for your voice to be heard. The same holds true for your spouse. This allows you to feel better about the way things are progressing, as you are not simply taking orders from the court.

For some people, divorce mediation is the right answer. This gives them the opportunity to save money and time, while also making sure their voice is heard.

Nobody gets married with the idea that they will go through divorce in the future. Unfortunately, this is common in the United States. Anybody in this position should understand their options, including the many benefits of mediation.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Celebrate Mediation Day: Top 10 Reasons To Mediate Your Divorce," Sherri Donovon, accessed April. 28, 2015

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