Take a step back. If you are getting divorced, it is time to consider the path ahead. You may be upset. You may be looking for revenge, but it may be in your best interest to think otherwise. Divorce is a painful process and we recognize that. There is no smooth road towards a split. When couples go to court, it can be a battle over both small and significant issues. Court cases exacerbate the situation. Once you have passed that threshold and engage in litigation, many people go “all-in” trying to take the other to the cleaner. It does not have to be so adversarial. Divorce mediation can make a tough situation bearable. Just considering divorce mediation is a good first step. Setting aside your differences to come together for mutually-beneficial negotiations can help a couple retain control over their future, save time and money best spent elsewhere, and mitigate the effects of divorce on the family, especially the children.
When deciding on a mediator, experience matters. Ms. Schlesinger has decades of experience guiding couples through the mediation process. Together, everyone respectfully addresses topics relevant to their marriage. Within a few sessions, you can come out the other side with a separation agreement to be used to divorce, if you wish.
Divorce will never be painless. There are a lot of tough decisions to make. This is why it is important to make those decisions for yourself. Through mediation, you retain control over your split and you will be able to bear the results. Within a few months, your marital issues can be resolved and you could move on towards a better future. Cooperation is a powerful tool. Like Abraham Lincoln said, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
Leslye M. Schlesinger has over 30 years of experience working with clients, guiding clients through the process of divorce mediation. We recognize that divorce is not pleasant. We work to make it a bit easier.