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Divorce mediation may help couples

When a couple has irreconcilable differences and getting divorced is unavoidable, the two individuals may find it difficult to think rationally about how to approach matters such as asset division. Another point of contention in the state of Texas may be how to handle child custody. Fortunately, the process of divorce mediation may help both parties to find common ground in these areas.

Mediation is one method of alternative dispute resolution that people who are getting divorced can try. The process of mediation essentially involves negotiation that is overseen by a third party who is neutral. The goal of mediation is for the two people who are getting divorced to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution.

The benefit of mediation is that it is usually simpler procedurally than litigation is. In addition, the process of mediation is generally less expensive and faster. It can also be less stressful than litigation because the parties focus not on fault or truth but rather on the bigger issues contributing to their dispute.

Through divorce mediation, two divorcing individuals can focus on resolving problems and focus on broader legal issues. With mediation, two parents in the state of Texas may find it easier to be co-parents in the future because the mediation process allows them to work out their differences while working toward an agreement -- a process they will have to go through when making decisions involving their children down the road. Legal guidance may help people navigate the mediation process confidently and ultimately fight for their best interests.

Source: findlaw.com, "What is Mediation?", Accessed on Jan. 10, 2017

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