Alimony and Spousal Support are among the most disputed issues during the divorce process. Although not every case will involve these issues, when alimony and spousal support are involved, it is generally an area of conflict and tension.
People resolve to be happier, healthier and more productive over the next 12 months. And for some people, this could involve ending their marriage.
Every divorce is different. Each involves different people who have unique goals, priorities and fears that will have an impact on the approach and trajectory of the divorce process. As such, it is important to understand that there are different ways to resolve divorce-related matters.
We often discuss mediation in the context of divorce on this blog. And while mediation is certainly a common and effective means of resolving divorce-related matters, it can also help parents resolve disputes long after a divorce is final.
Mediating a divorce allows parties to have more control over the outcome. This can be particularly beneficial when it comes to highly personal matters like dividing marital and/or divisible debt.
Divorce and other family law matters are often highly emotional and personal. As such, mediation can play a crucial role in resolving such matters because it allows participants to have some control over the outcome and work out solutions together.
In any family legal dispute, you can expect there to be at least two parties who want different things. People might be arguing over property during divorce, child support payments or parental rights, so these disputes are often heated and contentious.
Most people who are getting divorced will go through the mediation process, whether they choose to or a court orders them to. Mediation can be an effective way to resolve divorce-related matters cooperatively and peacefully, but it does have some challenges.
Parties are resolving divorce-related matters through mediation at increasing rates. This is an alternative method of dispute resolution that allows parties to stay out of the courtroom and maintain more control over the outcome.
In previous posts, we have discussed the various ways in which mediation can help divorcing spouses reach fair and amicable resolutions to the issues in their case.