Some divorcing couples tend to steer clear of mediation because they believe that their issues with their exes are far too complicated to be able to settle via that approach. Others have powerful spouses that they're afraid will monopolize the negotiations and not allow them to get a word in edgewise.
When couples decide to pursue divorce mediation, they'll often tell you that they chose it because of they've anecdotally heard that it's less emotional trying on both them and their kids. While this is one of the advantages of pursing a mediated divorce, it's only one of many benefits.
Husbands or wives who contact a mediator to step in and resolve their divorces have a variety of expectations.
Mediating child custody cases has become a popular alternative to long, drawn out courtroom battles in recent years. One of the reasons more couples have turned to mediation in cases like this is because it's been shown to be a less stressful option on the kids and parents alike.
When it comes to prenups, there's often only one party that's interested in having it drafted. In that situation, the other would be just as happy for it not to exist. It's often when couples begin negotiating a prenup that the less affluent partner's feelings get hurt. Situations like this can make for a difficult way to start the marriage off.
Not all divorces have to be contentious. In fact, there are some couples that are able to move forward with an uncontested divorce largely because they're able to work out their differences in terms of property distribution, alimony and child support among themselves.
Divorce mediation has gained in popularity over the past few years because it's been shown to be a cost-effective way for couples with complex custody or property division issues to work out their differences.
Once a marriage has run its course, it's not all that uncommon for spouses to become less patient with one another than they once were. As a husband or wife starts to see money, time with the kids, the house, or some other assets slipping through the cracks, things can quickly become contentious between the two.
We've all long known about the ill effects that stress can have on our own health. Now, according to a recently released study, it seems if you're under 30 and work in certain industries, then that stress has the potential to break up your marriage as well.
Summer is here and thus divorce season is now officially in full force. According to researchers with the University of Washington, divorce filings are highest throughout the country in the months of March and August.