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3 reasons mediation might work for you

You and your spouse have not been able to make things work, and you feel that your marriage is coming to an end. This can be a distressing, confusing and painful process to go through. Amidst the emotional turmoil, you might be wondering how the divorce will be handled.  There are many ways to handle a divorce, one of them being mediation.

Mediation provides an alternative to public courtroom disputes, something that many divorcing couples dread. If you are considering this process, learn why it might be a good fit for you and your spouse.

1. The divorce is mutual

If both of you have come to the conclusion that divorce is the best option, this might be a good route to pursue. When you come to the decision together, you are more likely to collaborate on a satisfactory settlement. In situations where one spouse decides to leave, it might be more difficult for the other to cooperate.

2. You do not play the blame game

While it is sometimes natural to blame your spouse for marital complications, you might not place all of the blame on him or her. If you are able to consider your own role and understand that the decline of your marriage is not solely the fault of your spouse, you might be more willing to enter into a mutually acceptable agreement.

3. Your spouse does not intimidate you

If you choose mediation, you will generally be speaking and negotiating for yourself rather than primarily through a lawyer. This might not be a good idea if your spouse easily intimidates you and backs you into a corner. While the support of the mediator will help you, consider whether you feel strong enough to speak up for yourself in mediation.

Mediation may or may not be the best way to end your marriage. If you have more questions about what divorce process is right for you, talk to a family law attorney.



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