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Divorce Mediation Archives

The rising trend in gray divorce

It is common knowledge that 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, with higher rates in subsequent marriages. Most of these ending marriages are relatively new, usually occurring before the 10th anniversary. However, divorce is also rising among those 55 and older and is known as "gray divorce."

Mediation for divorce can be a good thing

When you watch television, there is a chance that you have seen some really nasty divorces. These divorces are a reality for some people in real life, but divorce mediation is a way that you might be able to do away with some of that tension and strife. If you are going through a divorce, you can consider mediation as a possible alternative to go through with the divorce.

Mediation can help you to get divorce issues resolved

The issues that surround a divorce can include subjects that lead to heated conversations. In some cases, you and your ex might feel like you are going around and around with the same problems. You have two options to choose from when this happens. You can either try to find a way to work through things or you can opt to go through litigation to get issues resolved.

Why you might need a professional involved in your separation

Many couples look at separation and divorce as almost interchangeable words. "I'm separated," is seen by many to mean, "I'm getting divorced, but we haven't got that far with the legal paperwork yet." In reality, however, separation is a very different matter from divorce both legally and emotionally.

Did you know divorce can impact physical health?

Going through a divorce can impact your entire life -- including your personal health. The longer, more bitter the divorce battle is, often the more impact it can have on short-term health. Those short-term changes can have long-term consequences, though, which is one reason you might want to consider divorce mediation in Florida.

Florida has high divorce rate compared to other states

In a recent study on happiness that included a look at divorce rates, authors found that Florida was in the top three states for divorce. None of the states reached the level of divorce that occurs in the nation's capital, though, which was stated as 31 percent.

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.

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