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The divorce mediation process can be a difficult and emotional experience for both parties involved. It is essential to understand the process and how best to approach it in order to ensure that you get the most out of your mediation session. This blog post will provide an overview of the divorce mediation process and discuss tips on how to effectively navigate it.
If you’re facing a divorce, the process of separating from your spouse can be daunting and overwhelming. One of the most important decisions you must make is how you’ll resolve any disputes that arise—mediation or litigation. Both options provide unique advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to understand the differences before deciding which one is right for your situation. Let’s look at them in more detail.
One of the most common problems divorce attorneys and mediators see in their clients is a desire to fight over small things that do not make much of a difference in the long run. This is only natural; after many years of major disputes, spouses are frequently motivated to get control of the outcome of their divorce in any way they can. Unfortunately, while this instinct is understandable, it is also counterproductive when it comes to mediating a meaningful compromise on major issues involved in a divorce, such as child custody arrangements and property division.
When a couple gets divorced in Texas, they must negotiate fairly weighty financial matters. In addition to dividing their marital property and debt, a couple must negotiate spousal maintenance (also known as alimony), and, if they have minor children, establish child support payments as well. This can involve a lot of fact-gathering and documentation as a couple seeks to assess their valuables, home, and more.
Once your Texas divorce is over and you have adjusted to not being married to your former partner, you may still be surprised by how much you remain in contact with him or her if you still share minor children. This may be distressing for some parents and less so for others, but one thing that is for sure is that you are still required to follow the legally-enforceable parenting agreement contained in your divorce decree.
As you may realize, mediation can be an essential tool for resolving a wide variety of family law issues related to divorce and divorce order modification. While many couples know that they can hire a mediator to help them negotiate their divorce decree, fewer people realize that a mediator can also be very helpful when it comes time to modify a decree.
Pets are part of the family. It is a saying we hear all the time and perhaps it never feels more true than during a Texas divorce, when a family is dividing and different people, pets, and belongings are going their separate ways. Questions about what will happen to pets in a divorce understandably cause most people to worry about the future of their relationship with their pet.
Individuals seeking a divorce in Texas are bound to run into conflict as they negotiate important issues like child support, property division, parenting agreements, and other myriad problems that must be solved before a divorce can be finalized. A few spouses are good at negotiating problems and can create a divorce agreement without any help. A few spouses cannot agree about anything and end up litigating their differences in a hostile court battle.
Divorce has traditionally meant expensive, drawn-out meetings in court with each spouse working their hardest to get the best deal at the expense of the other. Today, however, spouses seeking a Texas divorce have a better option: mediation. While mediation is a great resource for couples seeking to save money and minimize conflict in their divorce, it is not a magic bullet that will solve every problem without serious effort on the part of each spouse. If you are getting divorced and seeking mediation, here are three common mistakes to avoid
Parents who are getting divorced in Texas basically have two options when determining how to manage issues regarding their children: a peaceful independent divorce mediation process or an adversarial journey through the family court system.
Divorce can be tough on a family’s finances. Child support, spousal support, and asset division are all difficult to negotiate, but when a small family business is involved, spouses may become extremely protective about dividing their hard-earned success. Fortunately, divorce mediation can help spouses make all necessary financial decisions during divorce – even the most difficult ones, like what to do with a small business. Here are three common questions about handling a family business during divorce.
Although the vast majority of those who use mediation eventually find a resolution to all the important issues in their Collin County divorces, not all mediation efforts are successful. A mediator may decide to delay or permanently terminate divorce mediation, and although it may be frustrating to hear this, it may ultimately be for the best. If you are anticipating a high-conflict divorce and are considering mediation, you may want to know the reasons that a mediator may pause or withdraw from a couple’s mediation efforts.
Divorce is often depicted in television and film as dramatic and overtly aggressive. However, divorce does not have to be like this. Many people are able to walk away from their marriage without resorting to hostility. Some ex-spouses are even able to remain friends after the split. If you are ready to get divorced but you want to minimize the tension and drama involved in many divorce cases, the following tips may help
Married spouses who choose to divorce must address multiple issues. Most married spouses have built a life together. They may share financial assets like bank accounts and vehicles and have children together. They may need to address spousal support or alimony and other special issues.
In a marriage, “mine” and “yours” often become “ours.” Disentangling one spouse’s property and debts from the other spouse’s property and debts during divorce can be quite complicated. This is especially true if the spouses disagree about who should keep what. Fortunately, disagreements about the division of marital assets in a divorce do not destine a couple for divorce court. Many couples are able to negotiate the terms of their property division settlement during divorce mediation.