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Mediation vs. Do-It-Yourself Divorce


"There’s nothing to mediate, so we don’t need a mediator."

This is the thought of a large number of couples who want to avoid unnecessary cost when the divorce is reasonably amicable. For a couple who isn’t arguing, the idea of do-it-yourself divorce sounds excellent. Download some forms, fill them out, pay the filing fees, and it’s done. Unfortunately, writes Gerald A. Maggio, do-it-yourself divorce has a different reality. Paperwork gets held up. Filings get rejected. Spouses spend a lot of time in county offices and in court trying to fix mistakes.

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