When people decide that they are going to get divorced, some just want to get it over with as fast as possible, and others are more motivated to save as much money as possible. Some couples can barely stand to be in the same room as each other, and others are able to remain friendly. Some couples have children, and others don’t. Every situation is different.
It is often perceived that divorce has to be a battleground, with one of the two people coming out as the “winner”. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be always be seen as a competition. If people want to resolve things peacefully and amicably, they can do so via mediation.
Mediation is becoming much more commonplace among divorcing couples. Here’s why:
- More opportunity to speak and be heard
- Resolve issues via communication vs. fighting
- Stay out of court and keep your divorce matters private
- Children are protected from excessive conflict
- Greater flexibility as to when and how you will meet – you could even conveniently have conference calls or Skype
- Avoid costs of litigation
- Save time
- More flexibility to decide on the terms of the divorce settlement – you control the outcome
- Connections to other important contacts such as divorce coaches, financial specialists, and child psychologists
- More effective co-parenting after the divorce
- Ability to consult with mediator in the event that you need them in the future, who knows your history
If this sounds like the perfect solution for your situation, and something you want to explore further, contact Rahul at Clean Divorce in New Westminster (serving the Lower Mainland) for a FREE 20-minute initial consultation.