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Not all divorce mediators are the same

Couples in Wisconsin who are going through a divorce and want a less stressful process may choose mediation over court litigation. Part of the process is picking a mediator, and it is important to know that they are not all the same. For the best outcome for both parties, it is worth taking the time to conduct adequate research and ask the right questions.

Minimizing divorce-related expenses

Going through a divorce usually involves some amount of stress, but it may be more challenging when you are struggling with finances. Wisconsin court costs and attorney fees may place an immediate strain on your finances, and you may have to make changes to your post-divorce budget once you factor in alimony and/or child support payments. Fortunately, it is possible to reduce some of your initial expenses by choosing mediation or collaborative divorce. At Brazil & Benske, we have helped many couples utilize these options to make the divorce process more time-efficient and affordable.

Tips for divorce mediation

Although it is challenging to go through a divorce in Wisconsin, mediation is one way to decide on important things without the big price tag or stress of court litigation. Couples who decide to go through mediation can benefit from certain tips and advice. While this process is beneficial for many couples, it is also important to understand when mediation may not be the best route.

How can I choose a good mediator?

If you have decided to resolve the issues of your divorce in mediation, you should take care to find the best mediator in Milwaukee to handle your marital separation. You want your mediator to be ready to facilitate talks between you and your spouse, which at times will not be easy. You also want your mediator to be knowledgeable and ready to offer solutions. Here are some ways to help choose your mediator.

Exploring alternative processes of divorce

Ending a marriage in Wisconsin has traditionally involved a couple fighting out their issues in court. Divorce litigation has often led to exorbitantly high court fees and hard feelings on both sides. If you are seeking a divorce from your spouse but want to avoid the high financial and emotional costs involved, you should know that there are other, less contentious, options available. We at Brazil & Benske have observed that alternative processes such as collaborative divorce and mediation can be less costly, create less conflict and yield greater satisfaction than divorce litigation. 

Mediation, from a parent's perspective

Our law office has addressed a number of issues related to mediation, such as the benefits of discussing the idea of mediation with your spouse and some of the advantages of this process. In this post, we will look at mediation from a parent's perspective. Parents may find themselves in the middle of a divorce for all sorts of reasons, as with any married couple. However, it is especially important for those who have children to do what they can to resolve their divorce as peacefully as possible and make things easier for their kids.

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.

Reviewing some other benefits of mediation

When it comes to the divorce process, there are different options available for couples to consider. For example, some people head to court and move forward with a bitter, contentious divorce, while others are able to work things out with a mediator. If you and your marital partner are considering divorce, it would be wise to look at the advantages of mediation and consider all of your options. There are a number of reasons why divorce mediation is advantageous and while it may not be for everyone, many people have benefited from taking this route.

Is mediation the solution for ending your long marriage?

Mediation has steadily been gaining ground over the traditional divorce court proceeding. It is highly popular among couples who are either approaching middle age or are well into that phase of their lives: They see it as a more civilized way of ending marriage.

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