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Divorce Mediation Archives

Know the difference between a mediator and parenting coordinators

It's common for divorcing spouses to have difficulty coming to terms with having to split up their time with their kids. Custody is one factor, aside from alimony, property division and child support discussions that can hold up a divorce. It's if you two seem unable to work out an amenable solution between the two of you that your attorney may recommend that you bring in a parenting coordinator to help you resolve your differences to move forward.

Mediation may help you avoid contempt charges in your divorce

One of the last steps a judge takes in a divorce case is entering their final decree. Any spouse who violates any portion of this order may face contempt of court charges. There are both civil and criminal penalties associated with doing this.

What are the pros and cons associated with divorce mediation?

Divorce can be difficult for any couple. Communication is often one of the culprits that can cause the marital union to break down. Thus, introducing a third party in the form of a mediator into the mix can have a positive impact in breaking down communication barriers so that a couple can achieve an amicable divorce resolution. That said, mediation isn't for everyone.

Entrepreneurs seeking fairness should mediate their divorces

Researchers at the University of Minnesota analyzed U.S. divorce trends in 2014. They found that many more individuals over the age of 35 are getting divorced. The researchers also found that at least half of all U.S. residents separated or divorced when they were in their late 50s. America's start-up culture was only beginning to emerge when the researchers analyzed those divorce statistics. Media reports about entrepreneurs getting divorced have been all-too-common in recent years. There are a host of reasons why these marriages fail.

Who keeps the health insurance when you divorce?

Divorce can be a difficult process for any couple. How many people stop to think about their health insurance while their marriage is falling apart, however? They should. This is especially the case if one-half of a divorcing couple is on their soon-to-be ex's health insurance plan. That coverage may come to an end once a divorce is finalized, and purchasing private insurance can be very expensive.

How does divorce mediation compare to litigation?

Many individuals here in Florida enter into their marriages on the assumption that they're always going to be head over heels in love with their partner. They don't realize just how much work a person has to put into making their relationship work. This is why spouses who aren't committed to the marriage often end up divorcing. Divorce battles don't have to become adversarial and become court-involved. Couples who pursue mediation can generally reach more mutually beneficial decisions than those who pursue time-consuming litigation.

How a contested and uncontested divorce are different

When a marriage fails, there are no winners or losers, just regret and lost dreams. Sometimes, both parties realize that the marriage is beyond the point of repair, and they mutually agree to move on. In such instances, those are called uncontested divorces.

What impact does divorce have on my immigration status?

When people talk about the impact of a divorce on their life, they often mention the emotional toll that it takes on them. They seldom reference the logistical nightmares that it can cause, such as immigration problems. It can though. This is especially the case if you're not a permanent resident yet.

How can divorce mediation help with pension discussions?

Divorces in the past used to only be able to be resolved by couples duking it out in front of a judge in a Florida courtroom. Many spouses who disagree with one another now pursue mediation instead of litigation though. If you and your ex have pensions that you don't feel comfortable parting with, then you may want to have a mediator step in to help you reach an agreement with your spouse about what should happen to them.

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