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Mediation can reduce the amount you spend on divorce

You don't want to spend all your hard-earned savings on your divorce. You know you and your ex can work together to come up with a solution to anything that needs to be worked out. You want to save your money and end your divorce in a peaceful way.

Your ex is on the same page, but despite that, still has some demands that you can't agree with. What can you do to get through this? You can try mediation.

A parenting agreement can help with child custody concerns

If you and your spouse decide to divorce, you know that this could have an impact on many parts of your life. This includes the way you raise your child.

Before we go any further, it's important to always remember that you need to do whatever is in the best interest of your child. There is nothing more important than this.

Divorce mediation and complex assets

When a couple who has not been married very long and does not have many assets, liabilities or children chooses to divorce, the process is relatively straightforward. However, for couples who have been together for some time and especially for those who have significant assets, divorce is rarely simple, even if both spouses want it to be.

With complex assets like real estate, businesses, or investments and retirement accounts, finding a truly fair way to divide them is a serious task, and not often an easy one. Unfortunately, it's not a part of the divorce process you can really choose to skip.

Military service doesn't mean you can't have custody of a child

There are many challenges associated with military life. One of the impacts that some people might not think about right away is how being in the service can affect child custody.

Gone are the days when military service meant that a person couldn't have custody of their children. Now, military members don't have to choose between having custody of their children or continuing their military service. Instead, they will need to create a family care plan.

Yes, you can have a simple divorce

We've all heard the horror stories of devastating divorces, or possibly witnessed our own family and friends go through them. However, the truth of the matter is that divorce does not have to be mean or messy, or even particularly time-consuming.

If you and your spouse are both committed to pursuing an amicable divorce, the good news is that you can have it. Most of the reasons that divorce gets messy stem from spouses' unwillingness to remain calm and reasonable about the process, or allowing the emotional weight of the situation to overwhelm their interactions.

Divorce mediation ensures military divorce stays fair

When one or both spouses in a divorce also serve in the military, the situation can go from complicated to adversarial quickly. Furthermore, the time commitment innately involved in serving our country make it all the more difficult to properly participate in the process, leaving one or both sides feeling unable to communicate what they need or deserve.

In addition to the strains that civilians experience in a divorce, military life can leave very little time to negotiate a fair settlement that recognizes both parties' rights.

What should a military member think about for child custody?

Parents who are serving in the military are in a tough spot. They have the duties to their country that they have to meet, but they also have the responsibilities of a parent.

When a parent is on active duty and the child's other parent decides that the relationship is over, the service member might have a moment of shock. If you are in this position, you will soon realize that you need to take action to protect your relationship with your child.

Timely child support payments can help your custody case

Divorce can be a complicated, emotional time. If your former spouse filed for divorce without your foreknowledge, it could have been quite a shock. One day, you're at home with your family. The next, your family or you are moving out, and you can only see your children on alternating weekends and one night a week.

On top of that, you're expected to pay child support. Everything happens very quickly, and it can leave non-custodial parents feeling frustrated. Working with an experienced divorce attorney to gain custody of your kids is your best option if you want to have or full custody.

Is divorce mediation less expensive than traditional divorce?

Divorce mediation entices couples for different reasons. Perhaps you've heard that it is an approach to divorce that spares children much of the pain of the process. Maybe you simply want to approach the process fairly and amicably without opposing attorneys pitting you and your spouse against each other.

One of the most common draws of divorce mediation is the general perception that divorce mediation can be much less expensive than a traditionally litigated divorce. If you and your spouse wish to have an inexpensive divorce, divorce mediation can be a good tool to this end.

Does divorce mediation benefit my children?

While some couples fight with each other in a protracted divorce battle, for some couples, preserving their family as much as possible is the greatest priority. If you are facing a divorce but want to make sure that the process does as little damage to your children as possible, the good news is that you have options.

Divorce is often seen as a personal disaster, an earthquake that levels everything for miles around. While there are certainly many painful and destructive divorces, the truth of the matter is that yours does not have to be one of them. Your divorce can be a professional, calm process - if you are willing to make it one.


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