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How to make divorce mediation work for you

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2023 | Divorce Mediation

Divorce under any circumstance is stressful, especially when it is conducted in public. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you and your spouse are keen on ending your marriage amicably and away from public scrutiny, then you need to give divorce mediation a chance. 

Done right, divorce mediation can save you money and time and ensure that your divorce settlement works for everyone. But you have to make it work for you. 

What is divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation is a settlement approach that allows divorcing couples to negotiate the terms of their divorce without dragging each other to court. With the help of their legal representatives, divorcing couples negotiate settlements on various aspects of divorce like child custody and support, property division and spousal support. 

It is important to understand that divorce mediation is a legal process. As such, each party must come to the mediation table with their legal representative. Other professionals that you may bring along include financial and divorce coaches.  

2 tips for successful divorce mediation

Divorce mediation offers a range of benefits. Here are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your divorce mediation exercise:

Get your priorities right

It is important that you are clear on the aspects of the divorce that are dearest to you and where you can make concessions. By understanding your priorities, you and your team will be better placed to weigh the settlement options before making up your mind. 

Know the law

Whereas you will be settling your divorce out of court, it is still imperative that you understand what the law says about various aspects of the divorce. For instance, you need to understand Kentucky property division laws as well as how child support issues are handled. 

Getting the most out of divorce mediation

Divorce doesn’t have to be dreadful. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the financial and emotional costs of divorce. Learning more about the divorce mediation process can help you end your marriage on your own terms.