Monday, February 3, 2014

How much do you need to divorce?

Divorce has always had a painful sound to it. Everyone seems to have experienced or at least have witnessed one friend who suffered through a long and nasty divorce process, needless to say thousands of dollars burned in the process.  

Yet, good news is some divorces are quite amicable and sensible too. What are the differences?

The differences lie in various factors, including the personalities of the people involved, the importance of what's at stake, and sometimes on how much you rely on lawyers and courts to resolve troublesome issues. The rule of thumb is, the less you use the courts and attorneys, the less cost and heartache you'll have. 

As a matter of fact, the center piece of divorce documents is Marriage Dissolution Agreement. No matter how complicated the matters are, as long as couples are willing to negotiate and compromise, Marriage Dissolution Agreement that will be accepted by court can be reached with the help of a trained third party, which is called mediators. 

How Divorce Mediation Can Help
Many mediators are experienced lawyers themselves. However, in mediation, they don’t act in the capacity of a lawyer, i.e, they don’t represent any individual spouse’s interests. Instead, Mediators’s job is to help you and your spouse get over the emotional barriers to negotiation and negotiate a sensible divorce agreement that meets both of your needs.  The agreement reached with the help of an experienced mediator will most likely accepted by the court at ease and so you are not likely to be called to a hearing to judge. Even if you do, there will be only 5 minute session purposed to confirm.