One of the first things people think when they hear that they will likely go through mediation for their divorce is, "No way."
Trust is difficult to build and very easy to lose. It is also something missing from many divorcing couples. Under these circumstances, many people feel as though there is no hope of working out a solution to the various issues related to the divorce without going to court.
If you are getting divorced, then money can be a major concern for you. You might be scared about how you support yourself after the divorce or worried that you will have to pay spousal support to your ex.
Most people do not resolve family legal matters like child custody and divorce alone. They work with a number of parties to help them understand their rights and fight for a fair resolution. Two of the parties often involved are a mediator and an attorney.
People have a number of misconceptions about the legal system, particularly when it comes to divorce and other family law matters. Too often, people see highly sensationalized stories that create false expectations and understandings of the process.
Getting divorced is rarely an event that only affects the two people who are ending their marriage. There may be countless people touched by such an event, including your family members, kids and network of friends.
The holiday season is a popular time for engagements. Watching your beloved unwrap a sparkling engagement ring is so romantic -- but hopefully, you and your intended had discussed your vision for marriage long before you bought that ring.