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Five Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Do you want to avoid the massive headaches and frustrating courtroom litigation sessions that most people associate with divorce cases? There may be an option for you. Mediation is when both spouses meet with an attorney and discuss the terms of their divorce without the burden of a court decision hanging over them. This lower-stress environment can help couples genuinely work together to come to create a divorce agreement solution that is uniquely tailored to their circumstances. This process can have several immense benefits; let's look at five of them now.

Mediation in Divorce: Are You Fighting Over the Laundry Basket?

Even in the best of circumstances, the debate over who gets what can often become an emotional boiling point when you're facing divorce. Suddenly, the box of CDs you haven't listened to in years is a prized posession. The scratched and dented end table is full of memories and both of you decide you want it. Even the laundry basket can become a source of debate. Is that last object really important? Almost never. That last object becomes a symbol. The reality hits one or both of you:  once that last object's fate has been determined, the marriage is theoretically over.

Family Law: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

We've just returned from an intensive Family Law conference in Toronto.  The conference was organized by the Association of Family and Concilation Courts.  I had not heard of them before but we were asked to come to the conference to present on the work that we are doing.