Mediation is a Matter of Timing

Why some couples choose mediation while others do not.

Choosing to mediate a divorce case is seemingly a “No brainer.” Why? well, if you can keep from spending years in public courts, avoid the stress of being in litigation, save thousands and thousands of dollars, elude having a judge tell you how often you will see you children, how much money you will pay and which of your assets you will keep or sell and if you can prevent severe emotional and psychological damage to your children, spouse and relatives — Why wouldn’t you mediate?

Assuming the couple knows that they can choose mediation to end their marriage in an amicable private, quick, less expensive and less painful manner — choosing the path of a litigated divorce probably means that one or the other (or both spouses) are stuck in one of the stages of loss and grieving, which is governing rational thought…

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