While divorce often brings up feelings of anger and resentment, this does not necessarily mean every divorce has to be litigated in a court of law. In fact, many couples avoid the expensive and tedious court process by resolving divorce-related issues through mediation. If you are embarking on the divorce process, one thing on your mind right now may be whether divorce mediation is right for you.
Mediation is a process that allows couples to meet with a neutral third-party to discuss and resolve issues relating to finances, spousal support, property division, decision-making responsibility, and other subjects. In many cases, divorce mediation is much less expensive and stressful than a trial, and in most situations, it moves along at a much faster rate. You and your spouse also have the final say over divorce matters, as this process also allows you to maintain control and power over your divorce.
Divorce mediation only works if you and your spouse are on the same page about your desire to divorce and you are both willing to work through divorce-related issues in the most collaborative way possible. While there may still be contention and disagreement, especially where finances and decision-making responsibility are concerned, as long as both parties are willing to come up with a suitable arrangement, the divorce mediation process can succeed.
Do you have questions about divorce mediation and if it will work for your divorce? Contact us at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region today to find out more about our collaborative approach.