Navigating through a divorce isn’t always going to be simple. Your case may be complex, and you could find that your spouse isn’t as willing to work with you as you’d hoped.
If you’re eager to settle your divorce and move on, something you may want to talk about with your attorney is the potential for mediation. Mediation is a great way to negotiate with one another and to settle your divorce in a less formal setting, but it only works if you and your spouse are willing to work together.
To make it more likely that mediation will work for you, there are some things you should and should not do. For starters, if you want to seek mediation as a way to resolve conflicts, you should do your best to be respectful to your spouse, even if you don’t agree with them. If tempers flare, try to walk away and calm down before responding.
Another thing to do is to look into your financial situation. If you are going to struggle financially, then you may want to suggest mediation as a way to save money. Preserving assets is very important, even if you and your spouse are wealthy. If you go to court, the likelihood is that you will spend more and lose out financially.
Finally, don’t get too emotional. Though the end of your relationship is traumatic, the divorce is a legal process. Handle it like a business arrangement, and remember that your relationship and feelings about it are separate from what you need out of this divorce agreement.
With these tips, you can move forward and hopefully resolve your divorce conflict sooner rather than later.