Untangling Lives: The Divorce Mediation Process
Divorce mediation, as opposed to a contested divorce (in which each spouse hires an attorney and fights it out through the court system), is often a better choice for couples. When a couple decides to divorce, they need to begin the process of “disentangling” from each other. They can either approach this task in a humane and constructive way (which mediation supports), or they can let it degenerate into increased anger and animosity (which litigation often results in).
In this blog posting, Susan Ingram writes that mediation provides an approach and structure that supports this untangling of the couple’s life in a “kinder” and more efficacious manner. Ultimately, the results are much better for the couple, and if they have children, for their kids.
In mediation, the couple, with the help of their mediator, discusses all issues together. And both of them ultimately make all decisions. In litigation, the opposite is true—their lawyers take over the negotiation process, and important decisions end up being made by their lawyers and the judge.
If you or someone you know could benefit from assistance in decision making during a divorce, contact Falmouth Mediation at 508-566-4159 for a free, no-obligation, private, confidential consultation. We will be happy to discuss the key details of your situation, address any concerns, and help you decide if divorce mediation would be beneficial.