So you’ve decided to get a divorce. This could represent an amazing opportunity for you to start a new life on your own, free of your marriage. But at the same time, the divorce process can be full of challenges. Many emotions are involved in divorce, and even if you and your ex have decided to divorce amicably, it can be all too easy for your past to distract you and cause conflict. This is why, as important as it is for you to obtain a divorce attorney to represent you legally, it’s also important for you to work with a divorce mediator who can help you and your ex work through the process with as little conflict as possible.
A divorce mediator has an important role, so you don’t want to work with a mediator who doesn’t have your best interests at heart. With that being said, let’s look into what you should seek in a divorce mediator.
As much as it might be tempting to seek a divorce mediator that takes sides, you can’t be sure that they’ll always be on your side. It’s better to work with someone who will be fair. Not only is this less likely to cause conflict, but it will also ensure that your divorce is settled legally. The last thing you want is to battle over assets in court because your ex feels that your mediator didn’t treat your case with fairness.
2. A Clear Fee Structure
While you shouldn’t hesitate to pay for a good, experienced divorce mediator, you’ll want to know exactly how much you’re paying and what you’re paying for. A respectable divorce mediator will have a clear fee structure and will ensure that you’re fully aware of it before you hire them.
3. Experience With Your Issues
Every divorce is individual, but some divorce mediators are more experienced in certain areas than others. For example, some divorce mediators specialize in working with couples that have children together. Although the divorce rate among spouses with children is 40% lower than it is for spouses without children, people that share children still get divorced. They benefit even more from the calm, pragmatic presence of a mediator.
Divorce is never easy, but working with a mediator could make the process much simpler for you. Contact us today to schedule a meeting with a divorce mediator.