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Talking to your spouse about mediation

When a couple decides to end their marriage, numerous options may be on the table and each person's situation is unique. For some people, working with a mediator is an excellent way to move forward and we have previously written about some of the benefits of this option (saving money and time, etc.). Mediation certainly is not for every couple and some cannot even consider working with a mediator due to domestic violence, for example. However, other couples may be unsure of the way in which their divorce should be approached and if you are in this position it may be helpful to have a conversation with your spouse about mediation.

If you believe that working with a mediator is the best way to work through your divorce, you will want your partner to be on the same page. Working with a mediator can offer benefits for both parties and it is especially crucial to handle your divorce in the most efficient manner if you have children. Sometimes, a spouse may not be sure about mediation, which highlights how crucial it is to discuss this option with them beforehand. Communication can be beneficial with regard to all aspects of the divorce process, for that matter.

Some people are not able to communicate with their spouse very well due to bitter feelings and distance. In these instances, mediation may not be an option, either. It is vital for you to identify the best path forward as you approach the process of ending your marriage.

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