Divorcing your spouse can be a complicated and emotional process, but it’s certainly not uncommon. More couples are divorcing today than ever and the percentage continues to climb. This means more people everywhere are having new questions about the processes involved in filing for divorce. Luckily, some of the most common questions about divorce and divorce mediation are the easiest to answer. Here are the three most common divorce mediation questions to help you navigate divorcing your spouse.
What is divorce mediation?
Divorce mediation is a process used to help divorcing partners reach agreements prior to or in conjunction with seeking legal advice. While it is not a substitute for a lawyer or attorney, having a mediator help you during divorce proceedings can make sure all parties are heard and respected. Mediation services can help you and your partner negotiate your arrangements outside of a courtroom to make the legal aspect of divorce less challenging.
What happens during divorce mediation sessions?
A mediator will work with you and your spouse to help you both reach an agreement with regards to your divorce. The mediator serves as a guiding force in the conversation, making sure that both parties are heard and helping the couple reach a reasonable compromise. Mediation session lengths will vary, but several sessions are generally needed to reach a full agreement. However, your individual situation will determine what is most useful for you and your spouse.
Will my situation benefit from mediation?
Whether you and your spouse have a traditional situation or not, mediation can benefit your divorce process. The median age for first divorces is 30.5 for men and 29 for women, but that doesn’t mean that only people of these ages are able to benefit from mediation services. Mediators are also able to help non-married couples, families, and more, so regardless of the specifics of your circumstance, it’s highly likely that your situation could benefit from the services of a mediator.
For more information and additional divorce mediation questions, contact C.E.L. and Associates today. Divorce can be incredibly complicated and emotionally taxing, but having divorce mediation services can help you and your spouse reach an agreement.