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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.

Mediation in child custody matters in Florida

In some child custody cases, people choose to go through mediation in an effort to reach a child custody and visitation agreement with the other parent. In the event an agreement is reached through mediation, the agreement can then be filed with the court, and it will become the court's order. Mediation may thus be a good option for people if they believe they can negotiate an agreement between themselves, as it can save significant time and money that might otherwise be involved.

Collaborative divorce as an option in Florida

If you are preparing to divorce in Florida, you and your spouse may want to consider a collaborative divorce. In a collaborative process, you and your spouse will work together as a team focused on resolving all issues in a manner that is fair to both of you.

Some advantages of divorce mediation

Despite it being one of the most recommended means of settling a divorce case, mediation is still an unknown for many divorcing couples in Florida. The belief that every divorce involves prolonged and ugly court battles does not have to be the situation for everyone. In fact, there are a variety of benefits to using mediation that will help many couples resolve their divorce as quickly and cheaply as possible.

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