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Should you date while going through divorce?

You've served the petition and everyone is aware that the marriage is ending. But it can be weeks or months before the divorce is finalized, especially if both people involved don't agree on all the details. So, is it safe to hit up a dating site or say yes to that blind date your well-meaning friend has been badgering you about?

Mediation can help decide child custody issues during a divorce

One of the most difficult things about getting a divorce if you have children is determining what is in the best interests of the children. As a parent, you have to put your own wishes aside and focus solely on the children. In Florida, you and your child's other parent have the option of going through mediation to determine what is going to happen with custody.

Why you still need an attorney for uncontested divorce

Believe it or not, but an uncontested divorce is possible when both spouses can agree to settle all issues between themselves, including debt and asset division, insurance benefits, spousal maintenance, and child custody and visitation. Geared toward efficiently settling all marital matters, an uncontested divorce can seem like the optimal solution for those who just want to get on with their lives.

Planning for divorce mediation

Divorce is common, but trips to divorce court don't have to be. Divorce mediation is becoming progressively more popular, including in cities like Fort Myers, Florida. Many couples, whether parting with sweet sorrow or bitter acrimony, find that divorce mediation is a productive route to addressing issues and avoiding the extraordinary expense and time involved with going to divorce court. There are several steps to take to ensure that your divorce mediation is successful.

Your divorce doesn't have to get ugly

When people think about divorce, they often imagine dramatic courtroom outbursts, tabloid headlines and nasty allegations hurled by one or both sides. While this can certainly be the picture that's painted when it comes to celebrity divorces or particularly bitter splits, the fact is divorce doesn't have to be the horrific experience people often expect.

What is divorce mediation and how does it happen?

Divorce mediation is a great way to handle the disputes that come up when two people are separating households and trying to negotiate how the custody and support of any children involved will happen. Instead of having the court decide, you, your spouse and your attorneys can congregate and work through all your issues.

What is divorce mediation and how can it help me?

Getting a divorce is never easy. These days, there are friendly divorces and one of the ways this happens is by divorce mediation. Of course, the paperwork needs to be filed by one of you. Mediation is a more peaceful path to separating and, while it isn't for everyone, it can be a good idea if you and your spouse can work out the details without court intervention.

Divorce mediation is a better way to separate

When you get a divorce, sometimes it can be emotionally draining and acrimonious. The children suffer because all the two of you do is argue. There is a better way. Collaboration, or divorce mediation can bring about the results that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse want.

Florida divorce mediation

Mediation can be a cost-effective and less contentious way to come to an agreement in a Florida divorce case. Many couples are able to reach negotiated agreements in order to settle their divorces and avoid drawn-out litigation in court. When a couple opts to try mediation, there are several things about which they should be aware.

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