We are sorry that you are divorcing, We are MORE than sorry when children are involved.
The “experts” say its not the divorce that hurts children as much as it is the conflict between the parents.
Children adjust to the divorce easier if the parents are civil to each other before and during the divorce process and can maintain a cordial separation and agreement.
This may be the best reason for the divorcing couple to use a private mediator.
Court battles usually leave more damage in their wake than solve anything substantial. Litigation that results in ongoing conflict after the divorce is over can be especially hard on children who are often caught in the middle. Court battles can cause more depression, anxiety, and anger among children as they see the actions of the parents and their behavior in the court setting.
The term “happy divorce” really seems strange to most of us and maybe it is. After all, the dissolution of a marriage is really not a happy occasion for most people, although we have seen several very happy couples after the divorce. These couples have almost always settled for mediation and avoided a long, drawn-out, and expensive court battle.
Have you had the occasion to notice that there is an increase in divorces after the first of the year. With Christmas being maybe the most important and most celebrated time of the year, couples will tough it out for the sake of the children so that there can be one last time together as a family.
If couples are this concerned about family and children it strongly points towards them hiring a private mediator to help settle the divorce as quickly and painless as possible.
With mediation you are using a process that is different from court settlement of the divorce. You hire your own neutral third party certified person to help them work out the terms and conditions surrounding the divorce.
This decision offers several advantages over the dreaded lawyer, judge and public court hearing and decisions made for you .
Some of the differences between mediation and regular divorce litigation are:
*CHILD FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE
*COOPERATIVE PROCESSES BETWEEN PARENTS
*FASTER PROCESSES (DAYS INSTEAD OF MONTHS OR YEARS)
*AGREEMENTS BETWEEN PARENTS AND NOT THE COURT.
*LOWER COSTS (USUALLY COMPLETED AT A FRACTION OF THE COST OF LIGATION)
*PROTECTED PRIVACY (THE SESSIONS ARE PRIVATE AND WILL NOT
BECOME PART OF THE PUBLIC COURT RECORDS)
This information will hopefully help you decide how you wish to proceed if you are considering a divorce.
At least contact us for a free chat and see if our services meet your needs.
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