We all know that divorce can get expensive. If you are going
through one, you’ll pay, both financially and emotionally.
Although mediation doesn’t make the pain go away completely,
it can help lessen the toll taken when your marriage doesn’t
During a mediation, husband and wife sit down with an impartial
third person, the mediator. Divorce mediatiors must get trained
in order to properly deal with divorce matters, and their
job is to give each person a chance to talk about the issues
that matter to them, and the mediator also helps people decide
if divorce is indeed the best option.
The mediator will also tell how the law works, and if they
are licensed to practice law, they can create and file legal
documents. Mediation isn’t legally binding- the couple has
the final say in all divorce matters, but some states require
couples with children to use a divorce mediator to help with
custody and visitation matters.
Divorce mediators draw up agreements stating how property,
money and debt will be divided in the settlement. They do
this by determining each partner’s assets and their debts.,
and they will leave people with a pretty good idea of how
the judge will rule as far as property and child custody.
Mediation shouldn’t be used in place of legal advice. Mediators
shouldn’t tell people not to hire a lawyer- in fact, most
mediators encourage it. Together, a lawyer and your mediator
can help you make sure that your interests are looked after.