Divorce is messy. Emotions run wild and the process is confusing and complicated.
If you and your spouse want to avoid the traditionally expensive, high stress litigated divorce, divorce mediation is a great option for you.Continue Reading
Divorcing without lawyers is a bit like changing your own oil. You might be able to fumble through the process, but you ultimately end up dirty and exhausted, and you are unsure of whether you actually did it right. And, if you didn’t, your engine will be ruined. The savings, if any, are never worth it.Continue Reading
Coming to divorce mediation prepared will help you succeed in settling your divorce. The best way to prepare for mediation is to have a comprehensive list of all your assets and liabilities with supporting documents. Bringing the following items to mediation will help your mediator evaluate the issues in your case, and provide you and your spouse with guidance to help you craft a fair, clear and comprehensive marital settlement agreement.Continue Reading
1. COMMIT TO MEDIATE
The first and most important step in divorce mediation is simply choosing and committing to mediate the issues in your divorce. Mediation is a great way for couples to save money and divorce amicably. Successful mediation, however, takes a willingness to compromise. Thinking that you can use mediation to gain an advantage over your spouse is a mistake. Before embarking on the divorce litigation path, take time to discuss mediation with your spouse. It can be a difficult topic to broach, but it will pay dividends in the end.Continue Reading
Getting your divorce settlement right is important. If you are wisely choosing divorce mediation to resolve your divorce, the only way you are going to get your settlement right is by choosing the right divorce mediation firm. It is important because your divorce settlement will affect you legally and financially.Continue Reading
The legal process of dividing marital property, assets and debts in non-community property states is known as “equitable distribution.” Equitable essentially means, “fair, based on the circumstances of the parties.” In comparison, in community property states, marital property is generally divided equally or 50-50.Continue Reading